John Wiley & Sons, Inc. today announced a new four year read-and-publish agreement with swissuniversities to provide unlimited read access and to accelerate open access publishing among over 40 Swiss higher education and research institutions across Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
The read-and-publish agreement allows members and customers of the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries (CSAL) access to Wiley’s subscription journals and grants researchers at participating Swiss institutions the ability to publish accepted articles open access in Wiley's nearly 1,400 hybrid journals, which span more than 200 subjects. The structure of this agreement will increase the open access output in Switzerland, adding thousands of articles published by swissuniversities researchers open access to the scholarly record.
“Working together, swissuniversities and Wiley will deliver more open access content, helping advance knowledge and scientific discovery across a wide variety of topics,” said Judy Verses, Executive Vice President, Wiley Research. “We are excited to continue building partnerships across Europe and the globe that accelerate the transition to open access and lead the way to an open future.”
Yves Flückiger, President of Swissuniversities, said: “In recent months, Wiley and swissuniversities have been able to work out a joint agreement thanks to great commitment on both sides, which is an important step for the implementation of the Swiss Open Access strategy.”
This agreement marks Wiley’s fourteenth open access agreement globally and sixth announced in 2021, following on the heels of read-and-publish agreements signed in Spain, Ireland, Italy, and the United States.
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swissuniversities is the rectors’ conference of the Swiss universities. The umbrella organisation is the common voice of the Swiss universities and promotes cooperation and coordination between the universities and the various types of universities: www.swissuniversities.ch.
About the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries (CSAL)
The Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries obtains licenses for scientific resources (electronic journals, ebooks and databases). It offers a broad range of services and supports the efforts to establish a national Open Access strategy. It therefore plays an instrumental role in guaranteeing the quality and competitiveness of Switzerland as a university and research hub: www.consortium.ch.