Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Wiley's "New Funded Access Service"

Following on Elsevier's footsteps, John Wiley & Sons have announced a program that seems to be an author-fee OA option but, like Elsevier, doesn't use the words "open access". According to the announcement, "authors will have the option of paying a fee to ensure that their article
is available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley InterScience" (www.interscience.wiley.com). Interestingly, Wiley is aiming this service at authors with papers that have been accepted for publication who also have to deposit their papers in an archive. Even more interesting, "Wiley will deposit the final PDF of the article into the funder's archive". The cost of making a Wiley article accessible to "non-subscribers" is $3,000 US.

Again, as with the Elsevier "sponsored articles" service, Wiley's "New Funded Access Service" option is only applicable to a segment of journals on the Interscience platform, at least initially. These are:

American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A
American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B - Neuropsychiatric Genetics
American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Anatomical Record
Arthritis and Rheumatism
Arthritis Care and Research
Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton
Developmental Dynamics
European Eating Disorders Review
European Journal of Immunology
Genetic Epidemiology
Human Brain Mapping
Human Mutation
International Journal of Cancer
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
Journal of Basic Microbiology
Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Journal of Cellular Physiology
Journal of Comparative Neurology
Journal of Gene Medicine
Journal of Medical Virology
Journal of Neurobiology
Journal of Neuroscience Research
Journal of Pathology
Journal of Separation Science
Macromolecular Bioscience
Microscopy Research and Technique
Molecular Nutrition and Food Research
Molecular Reproduction and Development
NMR in Biomedicine
Pediatric Pulmonology
Proteomics - Clinical Applications
Signal Transduction
Statistics in Medicine

I couldn't find a web page giving more information but the announcement is making the rounds on lists. I saw the announcement on liblicense-l on the late afternoon (MST) of August 8.

This post reflects my personal opinion only and does not represent the opinions or policy of the BC Electronic Library Network or the Simon Fraser University Library.

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