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Hoboken, NJ, United States, 2014/10/15 - John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced the launch of the Wiley Open Access Account Dashboard, an online tool that simplifies management of open access funds for institutions and funders - WileyOpenAccess.com. NYSE: JWa, JWb
The Account Dashboard is now available for all Wiley Open Access Account holders.
The Wiley Open Access Account Dashboard places Wiley at the forefront of open access technology. In a first for a global publisher, the dashboard provides funder and institutional customers with complete control over their open access funds online. Account holders can approve or deny open access payment requests immediately while authors will be informed of decisions as soon as they are made.
“The dashboard has made Wiley by far the easiest company to deal with regarding open access,” said a representative from one of Scotland’s largest Universities. “That is quite a big claim! It’s made a real difference to what can generally be a very cumbersome process.”
The Wiley Open Access Account Dashboard was developed with funders and institutions in mind. Many funders require the published output of funded research to be made freely available. Funders also provide monies to institutions for open access payments. As a result institutions are under increasing pressure to report to multiple funders on open access payments made. Wiley’s innovative open access technology simplifies this process and ensures transparency. The dashboard’s reporting function generates detailed statements that include historical payments, the articles funding sources and any discounts provided by Wiley. The dashboard also enables account holders to check their account balance, top up account funds as well as receive email reminders for reports and payments.
“The Wiley Open Access Account Dashboard is a major benefit to funders and institutions and gives an aggregate view of all open access papers they have funded” said Rachel Burley, Wiley Vice President and Director, Open Access. “We designed the site in consultation with our customers and so it is expressly intended to save them time by making open access fund management and reporting automated, fast and simple.”
There are over forty-two Wiley Open Access Account holders who pay open access charges on behalf of their authors publishing with Wiley. Until now, the processing of payments for these account holders was completed manually. Each request was submitted individually to the publisher and sent onto the account holder for decision The Wiley Open Access Account Dashboard reduces this administrative burden and provides account holders with the tools they need to manage and report on their open access funds.
The Wiley Open Access Account Dashboard underscores Wiley’s significant investment in open access. OnlineOpen, Wiley’s hybrid open access option, has steadily expanded and the Wiley Open Access journal program now publishes 33 journals with additional titles to be launched in 2014. Both Wiley Open access and Online Open offer authors copyright retention and a choice of Creative Commons licenses.
About Wiley Open Access
Wiley Open Access (wileyopenaccess.com) provides authors wishing to publish their research open access with a range of high quality publications which meet the requirements of funding organizations and institutions where these apply. Wiley Open Access journals are supported by a network of high-quality journals and societies as well as internationally-renowned editorial board members.
Wiley (wiley.com) is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides print and digital content, and education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students.