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Open Access: Read & Publish Agreements

A Guide to Open Access. What is it ? Why is it important ?

Read & Publish Agreements

As of spring 2024, we want to communicate changes in our licenses with various publishers. Read & Publish agreements are now very popular as the funding from the library toward subscription access is flipped to provide funding for faculty publications as well as read access to all (or nearly all) of a publisher's journals.

We currently participate in the following agreements:


American Chemical Society

If you are the corresponding author, you may publish in ACS hybrid open access journals with no APCs under this agreement. Please follow these steps during the submission process:

  1. During Submission via ACS Paragon Plus, as a corresponding author, select your institution from a drop-down box and use your affiliated university email address.
  2. Check that your institution’s affiliation is stated in the body of the manuscript as the corresponding author’s affiliation. Complete the Journal Publishing Agreement to publish open access and retain copyright.
  3. Click on the ‘Order Open Access’ link in the JPA tool to submit the open access funding request.
  4. Staff at Van Wylen Library will be alerted of your open access funding request and, if the request is approved, your work will be published as ACS open access via a CC BY 4.0 license and made freely available on the ACS Publications website at no additional cost to you.

ACS Journals included in this agreement

Wiley Gold Journals

MCLS Wiley Agreement

Article publication charges (APCs) for primary research and review articles published by corresponding authors affiliated with Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) will be covered as part of MCLS’s agreement with Wiley*. To qualify, articles must be published in a fully open access journal and must have been accepted on or after 1 September 2021.
*subject to availability of sufficient funds.

How it Works

  • Your work will be available for everyone to read, cite and share.
  • You don’t need to arrange payment (publishing charges are paid centrally by your institution).
  • Your work will comply with funder mandates..
  • You can choose to publish in over 230 gold open access Wiley journals across many subject areas.
  • You retain copyright for your work and publish under a Creative Commons License.
  • Visit Wiley Author Services for more information.


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