Open access agreement for authors at participating SCELC institutions

Publish open access with Wiley

As part of an agreement with Wiley, corresponding authors affiliated with participating SCELC institutions may publish open access in any of Wiley's hybrid journals (subscription-based journals which offer an open access option) or Wiley fully open access journals at no charge to the author.

If you are a corresponding author at any of the participating SCELC institutions and publish open access in Wiley journals, you will receive an automatic discount of 15% on article processing charges (APCs). Additionally, SCELC will automatically pay the first $1,000 of the article processing charge (APC), after the discount. If you do not have research funds available to pay the remaining APC, you can request full funding of the APC.

The cost of publishing affiliated author articles open access has already been covered by library subscriptions, so opting out of publishing open access would not save affiliated institutions any money.

You can be confident that by choosing open access your work has the best chance to be read, cited and shared. Read more about the advantages of publishing open access here.

Publishing open access:

  • Complies with funder or institution mandates
  • Allows you to retain copyright through a CC-BY license
  • Enables immediate automatic deposit in PubMed Central (when appropriate)

To be eligible:

  • You must be the
    responsible corresponding authorThe responsible corresponding author is the author who manages the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process - from submission through publication. This author has the authority to act on behalf of all the co-authors and will also be the contact for inquiries after publication.
    who is affiliated with a participating SCELC institution at the point of acceptance1
  • Your manuscript must have been accepted for publication on or after 1 January 2024 in a Wiley hybrid (subscription) journal2, or submitted to a Wiley fully open access journal on or after 1 January 2024.
  • Your article must be primary research or a review article3
  • This agreement cannot be used to cover additional charges (e.g. cover, color, and page charges), which individual journals administer separately

Make your article open access

Please be aware that your open access publishing experience under this agreement will be new in 2024. Review the SCELC workflow document for authors to follow here.


Please contact your library with questions, or reach out to to be connected with your library's Wiley OA agreement expert.

1If you are no longer affiliated with an eligible institution at the point of acceptance of your paper, you do not qualify.

2If you don't order open access initially, your manuscript will be published under the traditional closed access model. You may order open access retroactively, but once your paper is published in Early View or In Issue online you are no longer eligible to publish open access at no charge.

3Other article types e.g. letters, editorials etc. are excluded.