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Open Access Publishing

OhioLINK has negotiated two Open Access Publishing deals for member institutions, Cambridge Read and Publish and Wiley Hybrid Open Access Publishing

Cambridge Read and Publish

OhioLINK is embarking upon an agreement with Cambridge University Press with two major benefits for students and faculty at institutions of higher education in Ohio. Starting January 1, 2022, students, faculty, and staff at most OhioLINK member institutions will  have access to current articles published in all 400+ journals published by Cambridge University Press. An important new component of this agreement is the ability for authors at OhioLINK member institutions to publish open access (OA) journal articles at Cambridge University Press-published journals at no additional charge to either the author or the institution.

What is open access publishing?

Open access (OA) is a way to publish that makes content freely available to read with no subscription or access fees, as well as licensing the work to allow for reuse. 

Who is eligible for this deal?

In order to be eligible to publish open access at no cost in a Cambridge journal under this deal, the corresponding author of the article must be affiliated with an institution that subscribes to OhioLINK’s Electronic Journal Center (EJC), such as CSCC. There is no limit on the number times an author can request open access funding under this agreement.

What is a corresponding author? How is their affiliation identified?

The Corresponding Author is the person who handles the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process, including approving the article proofs. In addition, the Corresponding Author also acts as the point of contact for any inquiries (including those relating to the integrity of the work) after the paper is published. Corresponding authors identify their institutional affiliation at the time of submitting their article. Cambridge also uses institution email domains to confirm affiliations for their Read & Publish deals.

When can I publish open access articles in Cambridge journals?

Access to the publishing benefits begins on January 1, 2022, and continues through December 31, 2024.

How does an author choose to publish an article as open access?

Most journals published by Cambridge University Press offer the option to publish an article as open access. When a corresponding author's article has been approved for publication in a Cambridge journal that offers an open access publishing option, they are offered the option to publish their article as open access.

Where is more information available for authors?

Ohiolink has created webpage with information for authors about this deal.

Cambridge has created webpage with information for authors about how to take advantage of open access publishing under this OhioLINK agreement.

Wiley Hybrid Open Access Publishing

In addition to OhioLINK member institutions' current access to all Wiley journal titles, OhioLINK has negotiated an upgraded agreement with Wiley that offers open access publishing benefits for authors at no cost.

Starting in March 2022, students, faculty, and staff at most OhioLINK member institutions now have the ability to publish open access (OA) journal articles in 1,400 hybrid journals published by Wiley at no additional cost to either the author or the institution. Fully open access journals are not eligible for the open access publishing benefits under this deal.

What is Open Access? What does hybrid mean?

Open Access (OA) is a way to publish that makes content freely available with no subscription or access fees.  Open access often also includes licensing the work to allow for reuse. OhioLINK's agreement with Wiley gives member authors and institutions the open access option without paying any additional fees.

OhioLINK's open access deal with Wiley applies only to articles published in their 1,400 hybrid open access journals. "Hybrid" means that the journal publishes articles that are available both by subscription and through open access.

Who is eligible for this deal?

In order to be eligible to publish open access at no cost in a Wiley hybrid journal under this deal, the corresponding author of the article must be affiliated with an institution that subscribes to OhioLINK’s Electronic Journal Center (EJC), such as CSCC. There is no limit on the number times an author can request open access funding under this agreement.

What is a corresponding author? How is their affiliation identified?

The corresponding author is the person who handles the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process. Corresponding authors identify their institutional affiliation when they submit their article for publication.

When can I publish open access articles in Wiley hybrid journals?

Access to the publishing benefits begins March 1, 2022 and continues through December 31, 2023.

How does an author choose to publish an article as open access?

When a corresponding author's article has been approved for publication in a Wiley hybrid open access journal, they are offered the option to publish their article as open access. 

Where is more information available for authors?

OhioLINK has created a webpage for the Wiley Open Access deal. 

Wiley's webpage about the OhioLINK agreement for authors

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