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Wiley supplies full-text open access articles to Publications Router

Wiley has become the latest publisher to distribute open access full-text articles to UK institutional repositories via Jisc’s Publications Router, making institutions’ research outputs more visible.

Publications Router is an alerting service that automatically sends research articles to institutions’ systems such as their repositories or CRISs.

Wiley, one of the world’s largest publishers of scholarly journals, now actively deposits open access content from both their hybrid and wholly open access titles across a range of disciplines from science and medicine to arts and humanities, law, business, social sciences and many others.

The arrangement with Wiley and Publications Router builds upon the read and publish agreement for UK institutions agreed via Jisc Collections, as a result of which most UK-authored articles published with Wiley are made open access.

Timely deposit

The feed consists of full-text open access articles accompanied by rich metadata supplied as soon as the article is published. For most journals, this is before publication of the relevant journal issue. This means that the majority of articles are delivered within two months of acceptance, enabling institutions to be confident that they are complying with the policy on open access and the REF.

Wiley are supplying gold open access content from both their hybrid and wholly open access journals. The full text is the published version of record and includes all the open access articles that are covered the Wiley-Jisc read and publish agreement.

The metadata includes a link to the relevant creative commons licence that applies to each individual article. This avoids the need for repository managers to investigate and enter these details as they are already populated at the article level.

Automating repository workflows

Once Wiley has deposited the files with Publications Router, the Router analyses the metadata and matches the article notifications to participating institutions. This is based largely on the affiliations of the authors. Whenever a match is formed, the metadata is transformed into a format that the institution’s particular platform can ingest. Router then automatically sends it the resulting notification and content, avoiding the need for manual input.

Router can do this for a range of compatible systems that institutions use – both repositories and research information management systems.

Find out more

If you’d like to find out more about Publications Router, do please get in touch with us via our central helpdesk at, mentioning Publications Router in your message.

(See also our media release.)

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