May 16, 2022

UK: JISC and Wiley Announce a 4-Year Read and Publish Agreement

UPDATE (April 7, 2020) Video Recording and Text Transcript of March 10, 2020 Briefing About Jisc/Wiley Agreement

From a JISC Announcement:

The most extensive UK transitional agreement to date accelerates open access publishing and expands access to one of the most substantial collections of scholarly content.

Jisc and Wiley  have struck a four-year “read and publish” agreement that offers researchers at UK universities open access (OA) publishing in all Wiley journals at no cost to them.

As part of the new agreement, the proportion of OA articles published by UK researchers will increase from 27% to an estimated 85% in year one, with the potential to reach 100% by 2022. The agreement will also enable institutions and their users to access all of Wiley’s journals.


This ground-breaking agreement will enable institutions to control the costs of access and OA publishing. It will also support a simplified process for authors and their institutions, enabling compliance with funder mandates and Plan S.

The agreement begins in March 2020, and all participating Jisc member institutions and affiliated researchers are eligible. The contract will be made publicly available on 31 March 2020.

Read the Complete Announcement

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