May 22, 2022

Wiley and Dutch Universities Announce Three Year Combined Open Access and Subscription Agreement

From Wiley:

The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and John Wiley and Sons, Inc., today [Wed, February 3, 2016] announced an agreement of unlimited open access publication of Dutch academic articles combined with expanded subscription access to high-quality research.


The negotiations between VSNU and Wiley resulted in an unprecedented agreement covering 2016 – 2019.  It provides students and researchers at Dutch universities affiliated to the VSNU with access to all Wiley subscription journal content and enables authors at Dutch universities affiliated to the VSNU to enjoy unlimited open access publication in Wiley’s hybrid journals (c.1400), with no publishing charge levied at the article level. This arrangement will contribute to significant growth in open access articles published from the Netherlands.

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See Also: Dutch Universities and Elsevier Reach Agreement in Principle On Open Access and Subscription (December 10, 2015)

See Also: Springer Signs Licensing Agreement with Dutch Universities (November 20, 2014)

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