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Negotiations with Wiley

swissuniversities has concluded a new Read&Publish agreement with John Wiley & Sons. It will provide students and researchers from over 40 Swiss higher education and research institutions access to the Wiley Online Library with over 1’450 journals. At the same time, this agreement enables authors affiliated to these institutions to make their scientific articles published in the hybrid journals openly accessible immediately upon publication.

The agreement came into force on 1 January 2021 and is valid until 31 December 2024. From 1 May 2021, authors affiliated to swissuniversities member institutions and further institutional clients of the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries will be able to publish their accepted research papers fully and immediately in Open Access in Wiley's nearly 1’400 hybrid journals under the Swiss agreement. In addition, this agreement provides full reading rights and permanent access to Wiley's journal portfolio for all researchers and students from the participating institutions.

Update from 1 September 2022

The researchers from the participating institutions are publishing a great deal of material, which is a good sign on the journey towards 100% Open Access for 2024. At the same time, however, this means that the Open Access publication quota of Wiley will be reached in mid-September 2022. This means that researchers from participating institutions will no longer be able to publish their scientific articles in Open Access under the Consortium agreement until the end of 2022. They are therefore invited to contact their institution to discuss alternative options. From January 2023, a new quota will be available.


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The agreement is available on the website of the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries at this link. Further details on the scope of the agreement can be found  here.

The negotiating parties also concluded a favourable agreement for the Cochrane Library. The Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS/ASSM) continues to be the patron of this product. Further details can be found at

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