New pilot open access publishing agreement between UCSC and Wiley

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UCSC is one of five campuses selected for a one-year pilot open access publishing agreement with Wiley. This pilot enables all UCSC authors to publish open access articles with support from the UCSC Library. The agreement starts March 15 and dates retroactively back to January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022.

The UCSC Library will automatically pay the first $1,000 of the open access fee for UCSC authors. After that, there are two options for the remainder:

  • We will cover the remainder of the open access fee if no research/grant funds are available from the author, and we welcome and expect authors without funds to use the full coverage option. 
  • If authors have research/grant funds available, we ask the authors to pay the remainder of the fee so that the Library can continue subsidizing more open access articles in the future. If your funds are already earmarked for something else, the Library will still cover the full cost.

This pilot includes five UC campuses – Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz. The limited scope of this one-year pilot agreement allows UC and Wiley to develop and test the multi-payer payment workflow for open access, before exploring the potential for a broader transformative agreement with Wiley in the future, including all 10 campuses.

For more details about the agreement, please see the overview of the Wiley open access agreement.

This Wiley pilot is the 12th open access publishing agreement that the university has negotiated for our authors. The UC’s have 11 other agreements across the disciplines: ACM, Biochemical Society/Portland Press, Cambridge University Press, Canadian Science Publishing, Company of Biologists, Elsevier, JMIR Publications, National Academy of Sciences, PLoS, Royal Society, and Springer Nature. We also have open access publishing discounts with a number of publishers.

Please contact the UCSC Library at with questions.