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- Wiley-Blackwell publishes over 1500 journals, listed on Sherpa Romeo at www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/pub/580/.
- Around 1300 (‘hybrid’) journals in the list above offer OnlineOpen, a paid-for open access option.
- Around 430 titles do not offer OnlineOpen. These are listed on Sherpa Romeo as Wiley-Blackwell No OnlineOpen, at www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/pub/1499/.
- Wiley also has over 30 fully Open Access journals (called Wiley Open Access), listed on Sherpa Romeo at www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/pub/1032/.
- Publisher site: Wiley Online Library and OA Blog: http://wileyopenaccess.wordpress.com/ .
- Fully OA journals – Author can archive the post-print on open access repositories such as ORA (see Romeo).
- Hybrid journals (OnlineOpen)- no blanket permissions or policy on self-archiving. Author cannot archive published version/ PDF. Author posting of the accepted version is restricted – if author has signed Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA), requires written permission (to post after 0-24 months). Generally, author can self-archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing) on ORA (‘employer’s repository’).
- Advice is to check individual journal policy. More detail on Wiley pages for journal policies, Funder Policies, Self-Archiving Terms & Conditions, and Sherpa Romeo. Guidance from Funder Policies section is below:
• If the Gold (OnlineOpen) option is not available, BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC and STFC authors may self-archive Accepted Version after 6 months; AHRC and ESRC after 12 months. [RCUK-compliant].
• If OnlineOpen is available, BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC and STFC authors may only self-archive 12 months after publication; AHRC and ESRC after 24 months [not compliant with RCUK policy].
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute
• Author may deposit the accepted version in PubMed Central (PMC) for release 12 months after final publication (for manuscripts submitted to Wiley after October 31st, 2013).
- NIH – Wiley deposits accepted version in PMC on behalf of author, for release after 12 months.
Authors can publish through the GOLD route
- In a fully OA journal – Wiley Open Access titles at http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/view/index.html.
o Article Processing Charges vary: see Publication Charges list at http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25e0654f/Publication-Charges.html
o Author can archive the post-print on open access repositories and any website (see Romeo).
- In a hybrid journal, using OnlineOpen, a paid-for option available in over 1300 journals.
o APC is $3000 for most journals. See http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/CTA.asp#oo
o Wellcome Trust & NIH – with OnlineOpen, Wiley deposits final PDF to PMC upon publication.
Choice ofCreative Commons Attribution (CC-BY), Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC-BY-NC), and Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND) licences.
- All Wiley Open Access journals offer CC-BY, plus in some cases CC-BY-NC and CC-BY-NC-ND: see http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright–License.html .
- OnlineOpen licence options: CC-BY, CC-BY-NC and CC-BY-NC-ND. For more info see http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-406241.html
NB. “A small number of society journals published by Wiley do not offer Creative Commons licenses when an Article Publication Charge (APC) is paid to make the article open access. The final, published article will be made open access on Wiley Online Library and will be deposited to PubMed Central. The article may also be posted to other repositories.” See http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-817008.html .
Sherpa Romeo entry http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/pub/79/
Wiley-VCH publish 132 journals. For A-Z list, see Author guidelines for books & journals at http://www.wiley-vch.de/publish/en/authors/auguidelines/?sID=uv6jduc1aaes7klcenrldf1i95
30 of these do not offer OnlineOpen – listed on Sherpa Romeo at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/pub/1554/
No blanket policy or permissions. Author can only archive post-print upon funder agreement with publisher. Check individual journal for policy.
Paid open access: Wiley OnlineOpen as per Gold information for Wiley-Blackwell.
See Wiley OnlineOpen licence options: http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-406241.html
SAGEDownload the below information as a word doc – (Springer and Sage open access policy information).
Funder & Recommended Route for Funder Compliance
- AHRC – Green
- BBSRC – Green
- EPSRC – Green
- ESRC – Green
- MRC – Gold
- NERC – Green
- STFC – Green
- Wellcome – Gold
- SAGE permits immediate deposit of the Accepted Version of an article on “the repository of your institution without any restrictions”. This means you can deposit your article on ORA through the Green Route immediately after your article is accepted.
- However, “you may not deposit in the repository of another institution or a subject repository … until 12 months after first publication of the article in the journal”. This includes repositories such as Europe PubMed Central and the ESRC Research Catalogue.
- For researchers funded by ESRC and AHRC, this is within the maximum embargo period required for compliance with the RCUK Open Access Policy through the Green Route.
- For researchers in the Sciences not required to publish in a specific subject repository (BBSRC, EPSRC, NERC STFC), this is within the maximum embargo period required for compliance with the RCUK Open Access Policy through the Green Route.
- For researchers in the Sciences required to publish in a subject repository such as Europe PubMed Central (MRC), this exceeds the maximum embargo period of 6 months required for compliance with the RCUK Open Access Policy. If funding for an Article Processing Charge is available, authors should select the Gold Route.
Authors can publish through the Gold Route:
- In a fully Open Access journal – http://www.uk.sagepub.com/aboutus/oa-journals.htm
- In a “hybrid” journal – http://www.uk.sagepub.com/sagechoice.sp
Indicative Article Processing Charge:
- $3,000/£1600 + VAT in Science, Technology and Medical fields
- $1,500/£800 + VAT in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
A full list of participating titles with details of APCs can be found at: http://www.uk.sagepub.com/repository/binaries/pdf/SAGE-Choice-Participating-Title-List.pdf
“For articles in the SAGE Choice program, you will retain copyright of the article. SAGE will publish your article under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license (CC BY-NC) which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial. Authors required to publish under a CC BY licensing funder mandate can publish under Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) that allows use of the work for commercial purposes.”
SpringerDownload the below information as a word doc – (Springer and Sage open access policy information).
Recommended Route for Funder Compliance
- AHRC – Green
- BBSRC – Gold
- EPSRC – Gold
- ESRC – Green
- MRC – Gold
- NERC – Gold
- STFC – Gold
- Wellcome – Gold
- Self-archiving policy: http://www.springer.com/open+access/authors+rights
- Self-archiving through the Green Route on ORA and any other repository is permitted 12 months after publication.
- For researchers in the Sciences, this exceeds the maximum embargo period of 6 months required for compliance with the RCUK Open Access Policy. If funding for an Article Processing Charge is available, authors should select the Gold Route.
Authors can publish through the Gold Route:
- CC-BY, the Creative Commons licence required for compliance with RCUK when publishing through the Gold Route, is permitted for the majority of journals (http://www.springer.com/open+access/open+choice).
- However, Pharma related titles and journals published by Springer Healthcare offer only CC-BY-NC, which does not comply with the RCUK policy for Open Access publication via the Gold Route.
Nature Publishing Group (NPG)
Download the below NPG information as a word doc.
- Nature Publishing Group publishes 115 journals, listed on Sherpa Romeo at: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/pub/54/ and on their own website at http://www.nature.com/siteindex/index.html.
- 17 of these are fully Open Access (ie all papers are published with immediate and unrestricted access on payment of an Article Processing Charge (APC)).
- 47 are hybrid journals (ie they offer an option to publish OA immediately on payment of an APC).
- A list of NPG Open Access journals can be found at: http://www.nature.com/openresearch/publishing-with-npg/nature-journals/
NPG permits archiving of the Accepted Version of an article on 6 months after publication. This means authors can deposit articles in ORA, other repositories (such as Europe PubMed Central) or personal websites through the Green Route after 6 months. NOTE: This is the route for Nature. This is compliant with RCUK and Wellcome Trust Open Access policies.
- Authors can publish through the Gold Route in 17 Open Access and 47 hybrid NPG journal titles. Other NPG journals (including Nature) do not offer a Gold Route option.
- A full list of participating titles can be found at: http://www.nature.com/openresearch/publishing-with-npg/nature-journals/
- A choice of CC-BY-NC-ND or CC-BY-NC-SA licences is offered for all Open Access and hybrid journals. A CC-BY licence is offered by some hybrid and most Open Access journals, but a higher APC may be charged for this option. RCUK policy is that a CC-BY licence should be used when papers are published through the Gold Route using the RCUK block grant to pay the APC. The Wellcome Trust also insists on a CC-BY licence for publishing via the Gold Route. The Gold Route option does not therefore comply with RCUK and Wellcome Trust Open Access policies where no CC-BY option is available.
- Commercial re-use of papers archived via the Green Route is not permitted.
Details of NPG’s licencing policy can be found at http://www.nature.com/authors/policies/license.html.
Acknowledgement of funders template statement – include funder and grant number, e.g.
‘This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; and the Economic and Social Research Council [grant number aaaa].’
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – 10,000 fully OA journals.
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) – 10,000 academic open access books from 150 publishers.
Finding OA material – see Cambridge University’s search guide Places to find open access content.
Global Open Access Portal (UNESCO) – OA implementation and policies in 158 countries.
OpenDOAR – directory of academic open access repositories.
Open Access Button – to help find free access to scientific and scholarly research.
Predatory journals and publishers – Manchester University guide to checking credibility of unfamiliar titles. Is it a bona fide journal? check Ulrichsweb global serials directory or Sherpa Romeo. NB Beall’s list of possible predatory publishers shut down in January 2017, as reported in Inside Higher Ed.
Research Data Management support at Oxford
Think Check Submit – A site that assists researchers in identifying trusted journals for their research.
Unpaywall – A free-to-download web extension that helps users to find free, full-text versions of research articles.
Versions Toolkit – LSE guide to terminology, repositories & archiving; author agreements with publishers.
Open Access Oxford Week, 11-15 June 2018.
iSkills Open Access – what’s happening? Book a place at the next session.
These regular introductory sessions are run by Bodleian Libraries giving an overview of open access and how to make your publications open access at Oxford.
Intended audience: researchers & academics, research support staff, librarians, administrators.View the slides from the last session.Your thesis, copyright & ORA
- What is open access?
- Key terms – Gold, Green, Article Processing Charges
- How to find out about research council or funder requirements
- How to find out what your publisher will allow
- Green route – how to deposit in ORA
- Gold route and how to claim for APCs
- Where to get more information & help
- Act on Acceptance and OA policy for REF2021.
Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA). This session explains the copyright and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing their thesis for upload to ORA.
Intended Audience: All doctoral research students.
Next session: details and booking are on the iSkills Libguide.
iSkills: Authors, copyright and open access – making it work for you
Authors are often unsure what rights they retain when signing the publisher agreement for a journal article. Your choices affect what you and others can do with your work. This introductory workshop deciphers the jargon and explains the pitfalls so you can understand your options and make informed decisions. It covers:
- benefits of retaining copyright
- Copyright Transfer Agreements (CTA) compared with other Licence types (inc. Creative Commons)
- author rights and sharing permissions
- subscription and open access articles
- uploading to the web or repositories
- University and funder policies (inc. REF 2021)
- where to get help.
Intended Audience: Academics, researchers, postgraduate research students
Next session: details and booking are on the iSkills LibGuide.
View the slides from the last session.
Open Access Week 2017. This was our programme of events.
Open Access Oxford: Publishing, Papers and Peer-review (medical sciences-focused event, Fri 20 January 2017 ). Event report.
Open Access Week 2016. This was our programme of events.
2020 Vision: Making Your Research Compliant. FOSTER event (21st April 2015). See the presentations.
Open Access Week 2014. This was our programme of events.
Open Access Monographs forum (Wed 18 June 2014). Read the event report on our Blog.
Open Access Week 2012. Event report on UK Web Focus blog.