Open Practices
Focusing on transparency, collaboration, and recognition and reward in research

Open Practices: Transparency

Sharing how and why we make decisions, holds us accountable for our actions and builds trust within our communities. In addition to creating greater openness of research, we are increasing transparency throughout the publishing process, producing results that others can build on.

Registered Reports

A number of Wiley journals are now accepting Registered Reports. Peer review prior to data collection emphasizes the importance of the research question and the methods. High-quality studies are provisionally accepted, eliminating questionable research practices, including low statistical power, selective reporting, and publication bias. Find out more about Registered Reports with the following:


We help researchers use preprints to accelerate science. Researchers can “preprint” their work on a non-commercial preprint server before they submit it to a journal for peer review. The journals we publish adopt the policies designed to suit the research communities they service - read more about Wiley’s preprint policy.

  • Under Review
    Wiley now offers a new service, Under Review, to streamline the early sharing of research and open up the peer review process. You can now easily showcase your work to the global research community as a preprint while it is under review at a number of Wiley’s journals, before it is accepted or published. Click to learn more about Under Review.

Transparent Peer Review

Wiley is committed to increasing transparency in peer review. In collaboration with Publons and ScholarOne (part of Clarivate, Web of Science), we launched a Transparent Peer Review pilot where peer reviewers’ reports, authors’ responses, and editors’ decision letters are published alongside the accepted articles for participating Wiley journals.

Learn about our latest initiative enabling transparent peer review for researchers here:

Open Practices: Collaboration

When collaboration is easy, you can focus on the impact of your research, instead of the process. We are investing in technology to facilitate collaboration, help you strengthen your networks and create the best possible outcome for your research.

Driven by new technologies and the pressure on researchers to find new ways to collaborate, Wiley is investing in technology to help you as authors collaborate with your peers, and create the best possible outcome for your research.

This will help you to:

  • Create, share and view annotations of your work - during peer review and production
  • Collaborate to further research progress through our Article Sharing Policy, which supports sharing at every stage of publication
  • Perform text and data mining on Wiley content through our Text and Data Mining Service
  • Collaborate in real-time with your co-authors and contributors using
  • Learn how you can share your work in the best ways using “How Can I Share It?”

Open Practices: Recognition and Reward

We are constantly under pressure to demonstrate and celebrate the impact of research, and publication is a cornerstone of this impact. We are committed to providing tools and programs to ensure you can get credit for your work.

  • Create an ORCID iD when you submit your paper to connect you with your research activities
  • Maximize and measure the impact of your work through our Promotional Toolkit - supported through Kudos and Altmetric
  • Get credit for your peer review work through our program with Publons to recognize and reward the contribution of peer reviewers
  • Open Research Badges enable you to gain recognition and reward for taking advantage of the new transparent choices Wiley journals offer, such as data sharing and Registered Reports. When you’re considering a journal to publish your work in, they’re a signal to you that the journal values open research, and when you adopt a transparent practice, you’ll get a badge appearing on your article.
  • CRediT (Contribution Roles Taxonomy) allows for a standardized description of each author’s individual contribution to an article. This increases transparency around who participated in the research and the writing of the article. Authors are encouraged to adopt the CRediT taxonomy, and increasingly many Wiley journals are integrating CRediT into the manuscript submission process to include the information alongside the published article. For more information, see here.