CRKN has signed a two-year, read-and-publish transformative agreement with Wiley. This cost-neutral agreement removes article processing charges (APCs) for authors publishing in Wiley hybrid journals at participating CRKN institutions, and is expected to result in the publication of over 4,000 articles as open access over the period of the agreement. Any corresponding authors affiliated with participating CRKN institutions, with articles accepted for publication in Wiley journals during the term of the agreement, will have their APC waived.
Following guidance from the CRKN membership, the Content Strategy Committee (CSC) began negotiations in early 2022 with the goal of achieving a transformative agreement with Wiley that eliminates APCs for CRKN member-affiliated authors, and with no cost increases to participating institutions. Further discussions with members at the 2022 CRKN Conference reaffirmed and refined these goals, and the CSC returned to negotiations with a strong mandate to deliver an agreement to members that meets their objectives and priorities.
The CSC successfully achieved 0% increases for both years of the agreement, the removal of APCs for authors affiliated with participating institutions publishing in Wiley hybrid journals, and a streamlined article approval workflow that will be administered by CRKN, thereby alleviating additional workload for our member institutions. The agreement also provides full reading and perpetual access rights to all journals in the Wiley database.
“We are delighted to have increased the range of open access options available to Canadian researchers through this agreement with Wiley. The potential for thousands of new articles that would otherwise sit behind a paywall to be available open access is significant,” commented Denise LaFitte, CSC Chair and member of the Wiley renewal sub-group. “Directed by our Licensing Principles and the guidance of the CRKN membership, we continue to advocate for the best possible terms for our members, and we are satisfied that this deal meets that goal.”
This agreement is effective January 16, 2023 and includes 71 participants (see list below). The complete CRKN-Wiley agreement is available on the CRKN website.
CRKN thanks CRKN members for their guidance, the Content Strategy Committee and Wiley renewal sub-group for their leadership during license negotiations, and the Wiley negotiating team for their willingness to work collaboratively with CRKN to meet our members’ needs. For any questions regarding this agreement, please contact:
|Acadia University||Algoma University||Athabasca University|
|Brandon University||Brock University||Cape Breton University|
|Capilano University||Carleton University||Concordia University|
|Concordia University of Edmonton||Dalhousie University||École de technologie supérieure|
|École nationale d'administration publique||École Polytechnique de Montréal||HEC Montréal|
|Institut national de la recherche scientifique||Kwantlen Polytechnic University||Lakehead University|
|Laurentian University||MacEwan University||McGill University|
|McMaster University||Mount Allison University||Mount Royal University|
|Mount Saint Vincent University||Nipissing University||NOSM University|
|OCAD University||Queen's University||Royal Military College of Canada|
|Royal Roads University||Saint Mary's University||Simon Fraser University|
|St. Francis Xavier University||Télé-université du Québec||Thompson Rivers University|
|Toronto Metropolitan University||Trent University||Trinity Western University|
|Université Laval||Université de Moncton||Université de Montréal|
|Université du Québec à Chicoutimi||Université du Québec à Montréal||Université du Québec à Rimouski|
|Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières||Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue||Université du Québec en Outaouais|
|Université Sainte-Anne||Université de Sherbrooke||University of Alberta|
|University of British Columbia||University of Calgary||University of Guelph|
|University of Lethbridge||University of Manitoba||University of New Brunswick|
|University of Northern British Columbia||University of Ontario Institute of Technology||University of Ottawa|
|University of Prince Edward Island||University of Regina||University of the Fraser Valley|
|University of Toronto||University of Victoria||University of Waterloo|
|University of Windsor||University of Winnipeg||Vancouver Island University|
|Western University||Wilfrid Laurier University||York University|