Wiley & Manipal Academy of Higher Education Sign Open Access Agreement in India

Wiley & Manipal Academy

Bengaluru,  March 2023: The Wiley, one of the world’s largest publishers and a global leader in scientific research and career-connected education, announced an open access agreement with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). Beginning in 2023, this agreement will be in effect with MAHE, an institute of eminence.

The agreement, which represents Wiley’s first in India, provides authors affiliated with the Manipal Academy of Higher Education with access to Wiley’s journal portfolio and enables participating researchers to publish articles open access in nearly 2,000 hybrid and gold open access journals, including those published by Hindawi.

Commenting on the partnership, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) MD Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor, MAHE said, “Both Manipal Academy of Higher Education and Wiley have formed a partnership to foster an open science culture among stakeholders. Through this collaboration, the aim is to promote the dissemination of MAHE’s research outcomes to researchers worldwide, without any access barriers. This will facilitate the advancement of science and encourage greater collaboration among researchers.”

Mr. Ritesh Kumar, Country Lead for Wiley in India, said, “We are delighted to announce our new agreement with Manipal Academy of Higher Education. We are also excited as this is Wiley’s first open access agreement in India. Our collaboration with Manipal Academy of Higher Education will ensure that research created by the academic community in the institution is accessible to a broader audience. By enhancing opportunities to publish open access, we aim to maximize the impact of research and support greater engagement and collaboration among research communities.”

Wiley has strong momentum in delivering open access agreements globally, having signed partnerships with over 2,200 institutions spanning 23 countries. Every one of Wiley’s transformational agreements, whether for hybrid or gold journals, includes read access, which allows researchers at participating institutions full access to content published within its portfolio of journals.

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