12 June 2019
John Wiley & Sons and OhioLINK, a library consortium serving 118 libraries and 89 Ohio colleges and universities, have announced the signing of a Wiley Open Access Account agreement. A Wiley Open Access Account will enable OhioLINK-affiliated researchers to use a central fund for Article Publication Charges (APC). OhioLINK is the first North American library consortium to centrally fund the creation and dissemination of open access research.
Piloting the implementation of a Wiley Open Access Account across the consortium will allow OhioLINK and its members to investigate the consortial challenges of the transformation of the publication and management of open access research. Members will collectively determine the criteria and mechanisms for assigning the funds.
The Wiley Open Access Account includes an online dashboard for account management and administration providing a view of publishing activity with reporting functionality. The recently launched consortia dashboard enables oversight of payment requests through the consortia funder account; allowing a consortium to manage payment requests from authors for their open access APCs.
OhioLINK-affiliated researchers will have access to Wiley Open Access and central funds environment from the autumn of 2019.