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Interested in publishing Open Access with Wiley, and having the APC charge covered by the University of Kent?

From June 2020, University of Kent corresponding authors may publish Gold Open Access without having to pay the Article Processing Charge (APC) directly, or make an application to use university funds to pay the APC. Instead the cost is covered by an increased charge for all Wiley journals, paid for by the Library.  This combines the cost of subscription and open access publishing in a UK national  “Read and Publish” agreement deal negotiated by JISC.

In the Wiley agreement the cost of APCs will be taken from a shared fund for participating UK Jisc institutions, until the fund is exhausted. So it is important that Kent authors take advantage as soon as possible.

To take advantage of this deal you need to be

  • a University of Kent staff member or research postgraduate
  • the corresponding author
  • have an article accepted for publication after 2 March 2020 when the agreement began

What’s included

What you need to do

What’s not included

Additional charges (e.g. cover, color, and page charges)

Not publishing in Wiley?

If you are not publishing with Wiley have a look at our APC webpage for details of similar agreements with other publishers. All agreements are detailed on our APC pages along with the action you need to take.

Or you can still apply for an APC to make your article Open Access in other publishers’ titles. You are eligible if you meet one of these criteria.

More details and how to apply

Help and guidance

Wiley’s information page about this deal


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