Wiley signs new open access agreement with Vanderbilt University’s Heard Libraries, giving university affiliates access to Wiley’s complete journal portfolio, allowing researchers to publish research in Wiley’s portfolio of open access journals

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HOBOKEN, New Jersey , January 29, 2024 (press release) –

Wiley, one of the world’s largest publishers and a global leader in research and learning, today announced a new 5-year open access agreement with the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University, beginning on January 1, 2024.  

This transformative agreement will provide Vanderbilt University affiliates with access to Wiley’s complete journal portfolio and enable participating researchers to publish research in Wiley’s complete portfolio of nearly 2,000 hybrid and gold open access journals, including those published by Hindawi, starting January 1, 2024. 

“It’s a pleasure to partner with Vanderbilt University as we continue to support US institutions in making more research more widely available,” said Kathryn Sharples, Vice President, Open Research, Wiley.

“I’m delighted to announce this new agreement with Wiley, which will provide Vanderbilt scholars access to a wide range of peer-reviewed journals across multiple disciplines,” said University Librarian Jon Shaw. “The Heard Libraries believe firmly in removing barriers to research, advancing information equity, and encouraging collaborative scholarship, and this agreement helps us accomplish those goals.”

Wiley is committed to paving the way toward an open research future, having achieved open access partnerships with over 2,500 institutions around the world. Wiley established its first US open access arrangement in a pilot with Iowa State University in 2021 and now has more than 40 agreements, which touch approximately 400 institutions, across North America. 


Wiley is a knowledge company and a global leader in research, publishing, and knowledge solutions. Dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge, Wiley serves the world’s researchers, learners, innovators, and leaders, helping them achieve their goals and solve the world's most important challenges. For more than two centuries, Wiley has been delivering on its timeless mission to unlock human potential. Visit us at Wiley.com. Follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.

Founded in 1873, Vanderbilt University is internationally recognized for its transformative education and research. The university’s 10 schools reside on a parklike campus set in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, providing a collaborative culture that empowers leaders of tomorrow. In addition to offering an immersive residential undergraduate experience, Vanderbilt is deeply committed to expanding the global impact of its innovation and research as it increases opportunities for faculty, students and staff to pursue bold new ideas and discoveries. Learn more at vanderbilt.edu.

Media Contacts:
Wiley: Geena De Rose / newsroom@wiley.com
Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries: Seth Robertson / seth.robertson@vanderbilt.edu

Researchers in need of assistance should direct questions to Vanderbilt’s subject librarians.

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