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Collection updates

The objective of this resource is to inform the UNSW community of changes to the library collection and transformative agreements the University is piloting from 2022.

Wiley agreement

Agreement duration 2022: The UNSW agreement is from 1st January 2022 - 31st December 2022, or until publication cap is reached.

Agreement duration 2023: The UNSW agreement is from 1st January 2023 - 31st December 2023, or until publication cap is reached.

Summary: Wiley curates a large array of articles, books, databases and reference works within the health, physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities disciplines. The agreement grants UNSW corresponding authors open access publishing in all of Wiley’s 1,400 hybrid journals at no charge to them.

Titles included: Wiley Read & Publish Title List

Information for authors: See the Wiley website for more information. 

Acceptance date: Eligible articles that have an acceptance date during the term of this agreement (1st January 2022 - 31st December 2023) or up to the publication cap are eligible to be published open access under the terms of the agreement.

Number of included articles: This agreement provides a shared allowance or CAP of 6,388 articles to responsible corresponding authors across all participating institutions. The allowance is calculated to be 101% of articles published across Wiley titles in 2021. Once the allowance is used responsible corresponding authors of any additional articles accepted in 2022, may choose to publish articles as "closed access" or to pay an APC for the article to be published open access.

How to submit your article for open access publishing:

  1. Follow Wiley’s usual article submission process via the journal’s homepage.
  2. On acceptance of the article, the UNSW responsible* corresponding author selects open access, confirms the licence type, and indicates their UNSW affiliation using Wiley Author Services.
  3. To comply with the Open Access policy the UNSW corresponding author will need to retain the rights to either the Published Version of Record or Author Accepted Manuscript, and deposit into UNSWorks using a CC-BY licence.
  4. The APC will then be waived for authors who 
  • used their UNSW institutional email address and
  • selected UNSW 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.

Responsible corresponding authors must use their UNSW 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).

Wiley Journals changing to full Open Access in 2023

A number of journals currently covered in the agreement will be transitioning to full Open Access in 2023 and have early closing dates for acceptance into those journals in order to be covered by the current agreement. Articles submitted after that date are not covered by the agreement due to the time to publish after the submission date and possible acceptance would be into 2023. Wiley have produced a list of journals flipping to full Open Access in 2023 along with the dates for acceptance.

Any questions about this transformative agreement should be directed to