Wiley, CzechELib Sign Historic Open Access Deal in CR

HOBOKEN, N.J. – January 24, 2023 – Wiley, one of the world’s largest publishers and a global leader in research and education, today announced an open access agreement with Czech National Library of Technology (NTK) (CzechELib).

The four-year agreement will provide CzechELib participants access to view and publish in Wiley’s complete hybrid journal portfolio, which includes 1,400 journals, beginning January 16, 2023. Wiley is pioneering the open access movement in Czech Republic, being one of the first publishers to sign an open access agreement within the country. Participating researchers will be able to publish nearly 650 articles open access within the first year.

“We’re thrilled to be entering into this new agreement with CzechELib and to be working together to ensure that research produced by the academic community in the Czech Republic reaches the widest possible audience via increasing opportunities to publish open access,” said Kathryn Sharples, Vice President, Open Research, Wiley.

“It is not surprising to me that after more than 20 years of experience with Wiley as a reliable supplier of valued electronic journals, it was Wiley who was the first of the Big Three to offer CzechELib a truly cost neutral transformative agreement for open publishing to our scientific community,” said Martin Svoboda, Director of the National Library of Technology.

Wiley is accelerating the growth of open access publishing in eastern Europe and globally. Wiley has signed more than 40 open access agreements worldwide, including with new partners such as b-on in Portugal, HEAL-Link in Greece, and Tulane University Libraries in the United States.

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