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Wiley and OA Switchboard partner to make open access data sharing easier


Wiley represents the first large publisher to join the initiative 

Hoboken, NJ – May 29, 2024 – Wiley, one of the world’s largest publishers and a global leader in research and learning, today announced a new partnership with OA Switchboard, a community-driven initiative that facilitates information sharing about open access publications between funders, institutions and publishers. 

OA Switchboard enables funders, institutions, and publishers to send, receive and respond to a pre-defined set of standardized messages between them, or via their dedicated partner’s system. Wiley will support OA Switchboard’s “reporting made easy” offering by supplying publicly-available metadata for open access articles published in Wiley’s journals.

By providing the underlying shared open infrastructure for institutions and funders, OA Switchboard will help simplify registering and reporting on research output, as well as trend analysis about where and how affiliated authors publish their work openly. As an intermediary, OA Switchboard is publisher- and funder-agnostic.  

"I am delighted to have Wiley come on board and it's been great to have their engagement in this collaborative process,” said Yvonne Campfens, OA Switchboard Executive Director. “This agreement will really benefit research funders and institutions/consortia that are Wiley customers and participants in the OA Switchboard initiative." 

“Wiley is committed to supporting institutions and funders in their transition to an open future, and we’re proud to be the first large mixed-model publisher to engage with OA Switchboard,” said Kathryn Sharples, Group Vice President, Publishing Strategy & Policy, Wiley. “This new partnership will help increase visibility of OA articles published in all of our journals while supporting our customers by making reporting easier.”   


About Wiley 
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About OA Switchboard
The OA Switchboard is a mission-driven, community led initiative designed to simplify the sharing of information between stakeholders about open access publications throughout the whole publication journey. It provides a standardised messaging protocol and shared infrastructure that is designed to operate and integrate with all stakeholder systems. It is built by and for the people who use it, and is leveraged with existing PID’s.

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