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Open Access Agreements and Memberships

Wiley Overview

Research articles with a corresponding author from CMU accepted in Wiley hybrid and gold journals will have an option to be made openly available in perpetuity at the time of publication at no cost to the authors.

  • Corresponding Authors will have the option to select the rights assignment option of their choice: 
    • All individual co-authors of the published article to retain the copyright to their article and provide Wiley with an exclusive license to publish their article.
    • In the case of the authors’ copyright retention, to make their published article shareable via the use of a with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY 4.0, CC-BY-NC 4.0, CC-BY-ND 4.0, and CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0) as the default option.
  • Articles must either be accepted for publication in a Wiley hybrid journal or be submitted to a Wiley fully OA or Hindawi journal 

  • Authors who do not want to publish open access may opt out and publish their articles as subscription-only behind the journal’s paywall.



*Articles in Open Access journals without a CMU corresponding author can still be made OA using the Libraries' APC fund to pay some of the OA publishing fees. See CMU’s APC webpage for more information and to apply for APC funds.

See full list of journals supported through CMU's Open Access publisher agreements and memberships.


If you are unsure whether your article or journal is covered under this CMU publisher agreements, or with other questions, please contact the University Libraries Data and Publishing Services team.