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Author Benefits

High standard, rigorous peer review

All Wiley Open Access journals provide a high standard of peer review, selecting original research which is high quality and relevant for its discipline. Each journal is editorially independent with its own Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board who lead journal strategy and take publication decisions on all submissions.


Rapid publication

Wiley Open Access journals use a fast efficient online submission system, ScholarOne, which speeds up the submission and reviewing process. Authors who have been recommended to submit their article by another Wiley journal via the Manuscript Transfer Program will not have to re-enter article submission details, upload files and provide contact details a second time. This will save these authors valuable time. In addition to fast submission times, Wiley Open Access journals have fast production times. Authors can use Wiley Author Services to track their accepted articles through production, manage automated publication notices to colleagues, and more.


Authors retain Copyright

Copyright on any research article in a journal published by a Wiley Open Access journal is retained by the author(s). Authors grant Wiley a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.


Open Access - licensed under Creative Commons

All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are fully open access: immediately freely available to read, download and share. The majority of Wiley Open Access journals publish open access articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. A limited number of Wiley Open Access journals offer a choice of Creative Commons Licences, including the CC BY for mandated authors. Full information can be found on our copyright page.


Compliant with Open Access Mandates

Wiley Open Access journals are fully compliant with open access mandates - meeting the requirements of funding organizations and institutions where these apply. This includes the mandates from RCUK and Wellcome Trust effective 1 April 2013. Articles are deposited in PubMed Central upon publication as required by NIH, Wellcome Trust and other funding agency mandates.


Widest Possible Dissemination

All Wiley Open Access journal articles are open access and immediately freely available on Wiley Online Library and PubMed Central (subject to journal approval). Please note, PubMed Central journal approval adjudication on new titles occurs once 15 articles are published. Wiley Online Library is one of the world’s most extensive multidisciplinary collections of online resources covering life, health, social and physical sciences, and humanities. It delivers seamless, integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1,500 journals, 9,000 books, and hundreds of multi-volume reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. All open access content published by Wiley’s journals is freely available immediately on publication on Wiley Online Library alongside subscription content. Top quality articles are accessed thousands of times over a period of a month.


Promotion and publicity of quality research

Articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are promoted through free email content alerts, homepage and subject page features, and special promotions. Journals are included in PubMed where in scope and will be considered by other leading abstract and indexing services. Selected articles are press released to Wiley’s extensive database of international journalists.


Article Discovery and Metrics

Wiley Open Access journal articles feature article discovery tools and metrics (ADMs). ADMs increase article discoverability, help authors connect with colleagues, and give usage metrics of individual articles.


Wiley’s Tradition in Publishing Excellence

Celebrating over 200 years of publishing excellence Wiley is one of the world's foremost academic and professional publishers and has more partnerships with leading societies than any other publisher.


Wiley Open Access journals are supported by other journals published by Wiley, including a number of society-owned journals, which participate in a Manuscript Transfer Program. Each Wiley Open Access journal is independently led with an Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board. Together with the support network from societies and journal Editor partners, the strong editorial teams provide quality open access publishing expertise.