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Wiley and Canadian Research Knowledge Network Sign Open Access Agreement


Agreement marks Wiley’s first country-wide consortium in North America

HOBOKEN, N.J. – January 31, 2023 Wiley, one of the world’s largest publishers and a global leader in research and education, today announced a new two-year open access agreement with Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), beginning on January 16, 2023.

The agreement allows 71 participating institutions access to all of Wiley’s journals and grants researchers the ability to publish accepted articles open access in Wiley’s hybrid journals. Through this agreement, Wiley and CRKN are advancing their shared goal to expand access to and amplify the impact of Canadian research on the global stage.

“The open access movement is truly global, and we’re excited to partner with CRKN in support of our shared objectives to make an impact for scholars across the country,” said Kathryn Sharples, Vice President, Open Research, Wiley.

“We are delighted to have increased the range of open access options available to Canadian researchers through this agreement with Wiley. The potential for thousands of new articles that would otherwise sit behind a paywall to be available open access is significant,” commented Denise LaFitte, CSC Chair and member of the Wiley renewal sub-group. “Directed by our Licensing Principles and the guidance of the CRKN membership, we continue to advocate for the best possible terms for our members, and we are satisfied that this deal meets that goal.”

Wiley has strong momentum in delivering open access agreements globally, having signed partnerships with over 2,200 institutions spanning 23 countries. Most recently, Wiley established agreements in Hong Kong, Japan, and the Czech Republic.


Wiley is one of the world’s largest publishers and a global leader in scientific research and career-connected education. Founded in 1807, Wiley enables discovery, powers education, and shapes workforces. Through its industry-leading content, digital platforms, and knowledge networks, the company delivers on its timeless mission to unlock human potential. Visit us at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) empowers its member organizations and the diverse communities they serve with greater access to the world’s research and Canada’s preserved documentary heritage, now and for future generations. CRKN represents its membership in large-scale licensing and content acquisition activities, collaborates to expand and enrich the digital knowledge ecosystem in Canada and the world, advocates for fair and sustainable access to public research and content, supports the digital infrastructure required to preserve and access critical Canadian content, and mobilizes its membership to transform scholarly communications in Canada. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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