To commemorate the 10th International Open Access Week, below are 10 recent developments related to Wiley Open Access that you should know about.
- Encouraging data sharing: As we announced last month, the majority of Wiley’s journals, including open access journals, will now adopt one of three standardized data sharing policies, which will encourage, expect, or mandate data sharing from authors publishing with us.
Watch this video to learn why Wiley wants to encourage data sharing
- Improving the research process: Also announced last month, in recognition of the significance of data as an output of research effort, Wiley has endorsed the FORCE11 Data Citation Principles. Wiley journals, including open access journals, now require that authors refer to the data at the relevant place in their manuscript and provide a formal citation in their reference list in the same way as article, book, and web citations.
- Welcoming preprint submissions: Wiley believes that in communities where non-commercial preprint servers exist, journals should allow for the submission of manuscripts which have already been made available on such a server. Allowing submission does not, of course, guarantee that an article will be sent out for review; it simply reflects a belief that availability on a preprint server should not be a disqualifier for submission.
With that, Wiley’s new preprint policy for open access journals states: “[Journal] will consider for review articles previously available as preprints on non-commercial servers such as ArXiv, bioRxiv, psyArXiv, SocArXiv, engrXiv, etc. Authors are requested to update any pre-publication versions with a link to the final published article. Authors may also post the final published version of the article immediately after publication.”
- Enabling content distribution: Powered by ReadCube technology, Wiley Content Sharing enables authors and subscribers to generate links that provide access to free-to-read full-text articles. These links can be used over social media, scholarly collaboration networks and email.
- Offering increased publication options: A number of Wiley open access journals are supported by a network of authoritative journals and societies that participate in Wiley’s Open Access Manuscript Transfer Program, which refers articles of suitable quality and offers authors the option to have their paper, with any peer review reports, automatically transferred to a designated journal.
Participating journals include Health Science Reports, the new, fully open access journal for rapid dissemination of research across the full spectrum of biomedical and clinical sciences.
- Creating greater author collaboration opportunities: Another testament to Wiley’s commitment to providing world-class author services, in May, Wiley announced it has partnered with Overleaf, a cloud-based, collaborative authoring tool that makes writing, editing and submitting research for publication quicker and easier. The partnership means that Overleaf provides authors using its service with access to Wiley’s authoring templates, allowing authors to easily prepare and edit their manuscripts online, and submit directly to more than 80 of Wiley’s journals, including open access journals, with one-click, at no cost to the author.
- Continuing a commitment to Open Access: Wiley’s open access portfolio increased to over 80 from 64 since Open Access Week 2016, and will increase to over 90 titles before the end of 2017.
- Maintaining role as leading society publishing publisher: 1,214 Wiley journals were included in the 2017 Clarivate Analytics’ Journal Citation Reports (JCR), of which 57% were society publications – further solidifying Wiley’s position as the world’s leading society publishing partner. In total, Wiley publishes over 40 open access society publications.
- Publishing impact: 35 Wiley Open Access titles receive impact factors in the 2017 JCR.
- Growing impact: Included in those 35 titles, Annals of Clinical & Translational Neurology (3.901) and Energy Science and Engineering (2.172) both received their first impact factor. Meanwhile, The Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle saw an increase (9.697), as did Advanced Science (9.034), and Plant Biotechnology Journal (7.443). Other increases included Aging Cell (6.714), Evolutionary Applications (5.671), and Cancer Science (3.974).