September 19, 2019

Wiley and Unit (Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research Partner) Announce Three-Year Open Access and Subscription Agreement

From a Joint Statement:

John Wiley & Sons and Unit – The Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research – today announced a combined open access and subscription agreement effective March 14, 2019.

This three-year agreement will provide 33 Norwegian institutions with continued access to Wiley’s subscription journals and enables their affiliated authors to publish open access articles in Wiley titles. This partnership will advance open science and discovery to create more impact for scholarly research.

As part of the agreement, all eligible researchers and students will be automatically identified and notified of the opportunity to publish open access through their institutional connection, at no additional charge. The 33 eligible institutions will also have access to a distinct open access account dashboard for easy administration of their account, quick article approval, and in-depth reporting.

“This partnership with the Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research will drive us towards a more open research landscape,” said Executive Vice President of Research at Wiley, Judy Verses. “This collaborative agreement is another example of how critical partnerships are in creating impact for researchers’ work, enhancing publishing services for authors and librarians, and the importance of offering sustainable publishing models.”

“Unit, on behalf of our research communities, has negotiated an agreement with Wiley. This agreement includes open access publishing and reading rights to research articles in approximately 1,500 academic journals. This agreement is the first of its kind in Norway, and it is Unit’s goal to enter into similar agreements with a number of other publishers,” stated Director of Unit, Roar Olsen.

In Other News From Norway…​Norwegian Research Institutions Have Decided Not to Renew Their Agreement with Elsevier (March 12, 2019)

In Recent News from Hungary…Wiley Signs Open Access and Subscription Agreement with Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) (March 4, 2019)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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