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Research Publishing & Impact: Wiley

Wiley: Read and Publish Agreement

The Wiley Read & Publish agreement with Otago commences from January 2022, and allows authors to publish open access in over 1400 Wiley journals, without paying any transactional article publication charges (APC), as well as giving researchers access to all hybrid and subscription journals. This agreement does not include Wiley’s gold open access journals.  See this list of all Wiley titles, which includes the Read & Publish status for each title.

ALERT 18 Nov 2022: Wiley titles in these 2022 Agreements are nearing their quota for articles eligible for the APC waiver.

Track Approval quotas here.

Latest News: Aug 2022

As of January 1, 2023, in addition to hybrid titles, the Wiley Read and Publish Agreement will include all Wiley Gold Titles and all Hindawi Titles, for publishing, free of any APC charges to authors. Hindawi is a pure OA publisher acquired by Wiley in 2021.  A number of hybrid titles will change (flip) to either Wiley Gold or Hindawi imprints. Some titles are flipping this year; what will that mean for authors?

Please see the list of Wiley Hybrid titles that are flipping to Wiley Gold and Hindawi. You will see the date of the flip. Please note carefully differences in how this will impact authors depending on whether they are publishing to Wiley Gold or Hindawi:
Wiley Gold:
Authors who have articles accepted after the flip date will be able to publish OA without any APC charge.
   • Authors who have submitted an article for publishing before the flip date, but it is accepted between the flip date and before December 31, 2022, will be able to publish OA without any APC charge.
   • Authors who submit an article after the flip date, but it is accepted before December 31, 2022 will have to pay an APC*. Authors are being notified when they submit that they will incur an APC if the article is accepted.

Wiley has reported on Jan-Aug 2022 publishing (by CC licence, quantity accepted and APC value saved by subject) for Otago versus all Australian/NZ institutions:

Included titles

This agreement allows authors from participating institutions to publish open access in approximately 1,400 titles with no transactional APCs. This includes high impact titles such as Advanced MaterialsNew Phytologist and Reviews of Geophysics.

View the full Otago list of titles available for authors to publish open access in under the agreement on the publisher’s website. 

Journals available for open access publishing under the agreement include the following by Australian and New Zealand Societies:

Journal Society
Medical Journal of Australia Australian Medical Association
Internal Medicine Journal and Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health Medical Journal of Australia
ANZ Journal of Surgery The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Immunology & Cell Biology Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology
Austral Ecology and Ecological Management &Restoration Ecological Society of Australia
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Foundation
Australian Dental Journal Australian Dental Association
Australian Veterinary Journal Australian Veterinary Association


Titles with high Australian and New Zealand authorship include 

  • Health Promotion Journal of Australia
  • Emergency Medicine Australasia
  • Australian Journal of Social Issues.

Eligible articles

Article types

Open access publishing covered under this agreement includes the following article types:

  • Primary research and review articles, including but not limited to original articles
  • Case studies
  • Reviews
  • Short communications.

View Wiley's list of article classifications (Excel), which includes an indication of whether they are eligible for open access publishing. 

Authors may publish excluded article types as “closed access” or pay an article publication charge (if applicable) to make the article open access.

Acceptance date

Articles must have an acceptance date within the duration of this agreement (2022) to be eligible to be published open access with no transactional APCs under the terms of this agreement.

Number of included articles

  • This agreement provides for an allowance of 6,388 articles* by authors from institutions participating in the agreement to be published open access in 2022 with no transactional APCs. 
  • The allowance is a collective pool for all participating CAUL Member institutions.
  • Once the allowance is used, authors of any additional articles accepted in 2022, may choose to publish articles as "closed access" or pay an APC for the article to be published open access.

* The number of included articles for 2022 is calculated at 101% of the total number of articles from authors at participating institutions published in Wiley titles in 2021.

Other charges

Page and colour charges are not included under the terms of this agreement.

Responsible corresponding authors* from institutions listed under 'Participating institutions' above may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted with no transactional APCs. (Page and colour charges may apply.)

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the author's choice of the following licences:

  • CC-BY
  • CC-BY-NC

Further information about the licences is available on the publisher’s website.

The Creative Commons licenses allow reuse (some with conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors. Authors retain copyright.

How to submit your article for open access publishing

  1. Follow the publisher's usual article submission process via the journal’s homepage.
  2. On acceptance of the article, the responsible* corresponding author selects open access, confirms the licence type (e.g. CC-BY), and indicates funder and their institutional affiliation using Wiley Author Services.
  3. The APC will be waived for authors who have 
    • used an institutional email address belonging to one of the participating institutions and
    • selected a participating institution as their institutional affiliation.

For more information on the author workflow refer to this step-by-step guide on publishing open access in Wiley hybrid journals.

* Each article may have more than one corresponding author, but only a single designated 'responsible corresponding author' who will be in charge of the administrative details for the article.

Author identification

Authors will be identified as eligible for open access publishing with no transactional APCs by their 

  • email address and
  • and institutional affiliation.

Responsible corresponding authors must use their institutional email address when submitting an article for publication in order for the publication to be approved to be published open access with no transactional APCs.

Responsible corresponding authors should not use personal email addresses (e.g. Hotmail, Gmail). Doing so may result in delayed approval of the article or the article may not be approved to be published open access under the terms of the agreement. 

Management of the allowance of included articles

  • The allowance is allocated to the CAUL Consortium as a whole, not to individual institutions.
  • CAUL National Office will approve articles for publication under the agreement. Institutions will only need to intervene in instances where further information is needed to ascertain if the article and/or author is eligible. 
  • It is possible that the threshold of included articles will be reached later in 2022.
  • If the threshold of included articles is reached, authors of any additional articles accepted in 2022 may choose to publish articles as "closed access" or pay an APC for the article to be published open access.
  • The allowance applies to articles accepted in the subscription year and resets at the beginning of the next year. If the allowance is exceeded in 2022, open access publishing without transactional APCs will recommence in January 2023 under the agreement for 2023.
  • As the year progresses, information about when the threshold of included articles is expected to be reached will be posted to this guide. Content Coordinators will also be updated on a regular basis.

Archiving in institutional repositories

Authors may deposit articles in institutional repositories.

  • Preprints may be deposited at any time.
  • Author accepted manuscripts may be made available via institutional repositories after an embargo period, which is usually 12 to 24 months.
  • Use the publisher's Author Compliance Tool to check the embargo period for individual journals or check their copyright policy on Wiley Online Library.
  • View the publisher's Self-Archiving Policy for further information.


  • Wiley will supply CAUL Procurement Services with reports on publishing output with article-level information on a monthly basis.
  • CAUL will share publishing output data with participating institutions on a regular basis.   

Benefits of publishing Open Access:

Resources for Librarians

  • Share this short video on your library website to promote open access at your institution
  • Share this short Practical Guide to Open Access with your community
  • Use these prepared social posts to promote the Wiley-CAUL agreement on your social networks
  • Use this quick template to spread the word by email
  • Refer to this video for a brief overview of the agreement and author workflow for open access publishing in Wiley’s hybrid journals