December 13, 2019

The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) and Wiley Announce a Two-Year Open Access Agreement

From VIVA:

In its ongoing efforts to design innovative and sustainable approaches to library subscription models, VIVA is pleased to announce a new pilot program in partnership with Wiley.

The first of its kind in North America, the VIVA Wiley agreement includes both Open Access publishing funds and journal subscriptions. This comprehensive approach allows researchers from any participating VIVA institution to publish in fully gold open access journals using a central fund, while maintaining access to the full extent of Wiley journal holdings for the consortium. The pilot agreement begins in 2020, and all participating VIVA member institutions and affiliated researchers are included and may apply for funding of gold open access articles.

Read the Complete Statement

From a Wiley:

John Wiley and Sons and The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), Virginia’s academic library consortium,

announced today the signing of a comprehensive agreement which combines open access publishing funds with their journal subscriptions; the first of its kind in North America.

The two-year pilot utilizes the Wiley Open Access Account solution to allow VIVA researchers to publish in fully gold open access journals using a central fund for article publication charges (APCs). This pivotal agreement reflects both Wiley’s and VIVA’s dedication to moving deliberately towards a more sustainable and open access environment. This pilot will allow VIVA and its members to have greater visibility into publishing activities and researchers’ funding across their institutions.

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The Wiley Open Access Account includes a dashboard for administration, providing an easy to use and transparent view of publishing activity with reporting functionality. The consortia dashboard view enables management of payment requests from authors for their open access APCs. The tool also streamlines backend processes which results in improved speed of research dissemination.

The pilot agreement begins in 2020, and all participating VIVA member institutions and affiliated researchers are included and may apply for funding of gold open access articles.

Learn More, Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: List of VIVA Member Institutions

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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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