Through the College's enrolment in the Jisc Collections / Wiley Read and Publish agreement, members of the College can publish full (gold) Open Access in any Wiley journal, at no extra cost to the researcher or department, subject to review and availability of funds (see below).

Update 14/10/2020: 

The OA fund has been drawn down more quickly than originally modelled by Jisc or Wiley. From 12 October, Jisc and Wiley have taken the decision to limit OA publishing to Wellcome, UKRI, Blood Cancer UK, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK and Versus Arthritis funded research only to guarantee that all research funded will be published OA in 2020.

Authors are asked to identify funding supporting their work during the process of submission and asked to confirm this after acceptance in Wiley Author Services. Each time a corresponding author from an eligible institution has been accepted for publication in a Wiley journal, the author has been given the option to request open access. From the 12th October only articles identified as having their research funded by COAF / UKRI / Wellcome will be given this option. 

If you plan to publish work in a Wiley journal and wish to make your work gold open access whilst not being in receipt of COAF / UKRI / Wellcome funding, funds will no longer be available through the Jisc agreement from Oct 12th – Dec 31st 2020. During this time, a 25% discount will be available to authors publishing gold open access:

  • For fully open access journals, authors need to select ‘UK/Jisc authors (25% discount)’ from the drop-down menu under 'Institutional Discount'.
  • For hybrid journals, authors need to add the discount promo code:  XRHWB.

If you are publishing in a hybrid journal, you can continue to make your work green open access. Please follow the usual procedure and forward your accepted manuscript and date of acceptance to: on acceptance.

Please continue to check this page where updates will be posted as they become available, or contact Alice Gibson for assistance in understanding how this might impact your publishing plans.

The agreement outlined below will resume after Dec 31st 2020.

To publish without having to pay Article Publication Charges (APCs) for an open licence, the article's corresponding author must be a member of the RVC, and the article must have been accepted on or after 2 March 2020. The author ought to select the CC BY licence option.

This arrangement is open to publication in any fully gold OA journal or a hybrid (subscription) journal that offers OnlineOpen. If publishing in a hybrid (subscription) journal, you must order OnlineOpen at the point of acceptance. The guide on Wiley's Author Services site offers detailed instructions on registering your affiliation and choosing an Open Access licence in either circumstance. 

A few things to note:

  • Per the agreement, corresponding author means 'the author who manages the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process - from submission through publication.'
  • Requests will be reviewed by the Wiley account administrators, to check whether it meets the criteria (namely that the corresponding author is an active member of the College).
  • This agreement cannot be used to cover additional charges (e.g. cover, colour, and page charges), which individual journals administer separately. Any such costs must be paid through separate arrangement.
  • The 'transformative agreement' which governs this deal was negotiated on behalf of member institutions by Jisc, and allows the library subscription ('read') spend to be redistributed to cover both subscription access and publishing ('write') costs. The funds to pay APCs are drawn from a national open access account, the balance of which represents roughly half of the aggregate Wiley subscription spend by UK institutions (based on the calculation that half of this payment is for 'read' access to subscription titles, and half is allocated to 'write' costs (APCs).
  • APCs for eligible submissions will be covered as long as funds are available in the national account. Per the agreement: 'Jisc or Wiley cannot guarantee the fund will cover all UK articles particularly if publishing increases significantly or if author publication patterns change significantly.'

Wiley titles:

The Jisc / Wiley agreement provides full and permanent access to Wiley’s 2020 All Title List as well as open access publishing in over 1400 Wiley journals. A non-exhaustive list of Wiley titles which are popular among RVC researchers and practitioners would include:

  • Arthritis & Rheumatology
  • Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
  • Equine Veterinary Education
  • Equine Veterinary Journal
  • Journal of Anatomy
  • Journal of Experimental Zoology, Parts A and B
  • Journal of Small Animal Practice
  • Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
  • Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Parasite Immunology
  • Veterinary & Comparative Oncology
  • Veterinary Dermatology
  • Veterinary Ophthalmology
  • Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Zoonoses and Public Health

The Microbiology Society Publish and Read deal

The RVC has also signed a Publish and Read deal with the Microbiology Society. This means that Gold Open Access has been pre-paid for articles from corresponding authors of the RVC.

Any article published in the following Society journals where the corresponding author is from the RVC and uses their institutional email will be Gold OA by default:

  • Microbiology
  • Journal of General Virology
  • Journal of Medical Microbiology
  • Microbial Genomics
  • International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
  • Access Microbiology
  • JMM Case Reports

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