More pages for researchers to write

Publishing giant John Wiley has settled on terms to increase access

 Researchers at 52 ANZ institutions will be able to open access publish over 6000 extra accepted articles a year in the publisher’s 1400 hybrid journals. These generally run content variously pay to read or pay to publish, however neither will apply – with both paid for by institutions subscription fees.

The agreed annual hikes to these are said to be in-line with sub increases in recent years.

Which makes this close to appearing a very good deal for institutions and the taxpayers that fund much of their work.

It is the core part of a deal struck with the Council of Australian University Librarians, which negotiates with publishers for member institutions.

This is the fourth OA arrangement CAUL has reached this year and, according to the Council, “will dramatically increase open access output in the region.”

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