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A Web Letter from the Office of the Provost - February 2022
Libraries Introduces Open Access Publishing Options for Purdue Authors

By Mary Jane Chew

Libraries introduces open access publishing options for Purdue authors

Open Access publishing leads to more discovery, more downloads, and more global access to Purdue’s giant leaps in research. Purdue authors may now include an open access option when publishing their research in Wiley hybrid journals without incurring author’s fees or embargoes. This new opportunity resulted from the collective bargaining of the Big Ten Academic Alliance’s consortium of academic research libraries, of which Purdue is an active member.

“This is a great opportunity for Purdue authors to increase discovery and accessibility of their scholarship,” said Beth McNeil, dean of Libraries and School of Information Studies and Esther Ellis Norton Professor of Library Science. “The Wiley partnership contributes to Libraries’ goal of creating more equitable, sustainable publishing options for Purdue authors, which furthers the University’s land-grant mission by fostering more equitable access to Purdue research across Indiana and around the world.”

Purdue authors interested in learning more about specific journals available through this or any of Purdue’s other open access publishing agreements should explore this libguide or contact Nina Collins, scholarly publishing specialist, at nkcollin@purdue.edu for more information.

Information for Authors 

Eligible publications have a corresponding author from a participating BTAA institution, are primary research and review articles (which may include original articles, case studies, reviews, and short communications), and are accepted for publication in a Wiley hybrid journal between February 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022. If interested, you must accept the offer to make your article OA at the time your article is accepted for publication. Your article is no longer eligible once it is published in Early View or In Issue online. Learn more here.

Open Access Publishing at Purdue University

Libraries has long been a champion for open access publishing and Open Science at Purdue. Since 2020, Libraries has negotiated several open access publishing partnerships for Purdue authors with major academic publishers, including Wiley, Cambridge University Press, the Public Library of Science (PLOS), and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Fund and negotiated publishing discounts provide further assistance and incentive to Purdue authors.