Use our ACT to check preprints policies of Wiley journals.
A preprint is a paper that is made available publicly via a community preprint server prior to (or simultaneous with) submission to a journal. Preprint servers, i.e., servers that allow for the posting of papers prior to submission for publication, are becoming more common across a range of disciplines.
Wiley believes that in communities where non-commercial preprint servers exist, journals should allow for the submission of manuscripts which have already been made available on such a server. Allowing submission does not, of course, guarantee that an article will be sent out for review; it simply reflects a belief that availability on a preprint server should not be a disqualifier for submission.
[Journal] will consider for review articles previously available as preprints on non-commercial servers. Authors may also post the submitted version of a manuscript to non-commercial servers at any time. Authors are requested to update any pre-publication versions with a link to the final published article.
[Journal] will consider for review articles previously available as preprints on non-commercial servers. Authors are requested to update any pre-publication versions with a link to the final published article. Authors may also post the final published version of the article immediately after publication.
Wiley will publish submissions that have previously been assigned CC-BY (-NC/-NC-ND) as preprints. If a preprint has been posted under a CC license, it is still possible to publish in the journal under a standard Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) or an Exclusive License Agreement (ELA).
Authors should not assign copyright during the preprint process; authors should retain copyright in their work when posting to a preprint server.
Wiley encourages researchers and academics who reference preprints (like other peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed sources) to continue to cite these sources accurately.
Researchers can search preprint servers that are easily found using scholarly search engines or that are recognized and well-established.
If a preprint is assigned a DOI, Wiley will assign a new DOI to the accepted article and can optionally link to the preprint. Note that the preprint publisher must link to the published article--this is mandatory and falls on the preprint server, not Wiley. More details are available here.
The above sections detail Wiley's general policy for preprint submissions. A number of Wiley journals have set policies independently and authors should refer to the policy on the individual journal pages.