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The Claremont Colleges, as a member of the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC), is part of a read-and-publish pilot agreement with Wiley for February-December 2022. This agreement allows Claremont – affiliated authors to publish their articles Open Access in many Wiley journals at no cost to themselves.

This agreement covers the Article Processing Charges (APCs) for Claremont authors whose research articles are accepted for publication in applicable Wiley journals during this one-year pilot agreement.

Please read on for information to determine if your research publication is eligible and to learn how to take advantage of this opportunity.

Author Eligibility:

To be eligible, articles must:

  • Be an Original Research or Review article. (Article Type definitions)
  • Be accepted for publication in one of Wiley’s 1,400+ hybrid journals between February 1-December 31, 2022.
  • Publication in Wiley’s 250+ gold open-access journals is not included in the pilot.
  • Have a corresponding author affiliated with The Claremont Colleges (i.e., researcher, professor, adjunct faculty member, lecturer, librarian, staff, graduate or undergraduate student).

This pilot will provide free open-access publication for up to 620 articles by corresponding authors across SCELC institutions (including The Claremont Colleges) between February-December 2022. This is an 8.8% increase over the number of articles published in qualifying Wiley journals by SCELC authors in 2020, so it is anticipated it should cover our publishing needs for 2022.

How the Process Works:

How will corresponding authors from The Claremont Colleges learn they’re eligible to publish open access at no charge to them?
There are many ways that authors may learn of their eligibility.   

  • By indicating their institutional affiliation as part of the article submission process (the system includes multiple checkpoints to encourage authors to match their institution to a standardized list).   
  • By using an email address associated with their institution’s organizational domain.   
  • By checking to see that their institution is listed on Wiley’s Institutional Eligibility Page.
  • Via an email campaign from Wiley which will only go to participating institution’s authors that have previously opted-in to be notified about open-access opportunities.

You may also view this Author Journey overview video (10:33) that will walk you through the steps for publishing open access through this pilot.

Which open-access options are available?

Typically, authors may choose among three common Creative Commons licenses: CC-BY, CC-BY-NC, and CC-BY-NC-ND. Please see Wiley’s Open Access Article Licensing page for more detail.

What happens if SCELC exceeds the OA article allotment?
If 620 corresponding authors at SCELC institutions accept Open Publication of their article before Dec 31, 2022, authors of qualifying accepted articles will no longer be offered ‘at-no-charge’ open publication for the rest of the year.

Additional information: