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Purdue Libraries Announces New Open Access Publishing Opportunities

March 3rd, 2023

In partnership with the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), Purdue University has entered into new read and publish agreements with several publishers. What this means for Purdue University authors is simple: corresponding authors affiliated with participating BTAA member universities like Purdue may publish their research open access in a large number of journals without having to pay article processing charges (APCs). 

The largest and most notable of these new agreements is with global publishing leader Wiley. “In Wiley publications, there will be no fees, no caps, no limits, no hassle,” the BTAA announced in an official statement. “Authors keep rights in their own work under a Creative Commons license; and it is immediately open and available to anyone.” The estimated cost avoidance during this contract term will ultimately save BTAA member universities between $10.4 and $21.1 million dollars in fees associated with open access publishing. The Wiley agreement also applies to authors from Purdue University’s Fort Wayne and Northwest campuses. 

“We hope that these new publishing opportunities will encourage more Purdue authors to publish their work Open Access,” said Libraries’ Associate Dean for Collections and Access, Rebecca Richardson. “By removing cost barriers and simplifying the process for our authors, we hope to support our land grant mission by making high quality, groundbreaking Purdue research more accessible to educators, students, and researchers around the world.” 

New Open Access publishing opportunities effective January 1, 2023: 


Purdue University authors may publish open access in any of Wiley’s hybrid journals (subscription-based journals that offer an open access option), or Wiley or Hindawi fully open access journals, without having to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs). Corresponding authors at Purdue University–West Lafayette, Purdue Fort Wayne, and Purdue Northwest are eligible to participate. This agreement begins on January 1, 2023 and runs through December 31, 2025. 

Microbiology Society: 

Corresponding authors from Purdue University–West Lafayette campus can publish open access in any of Microbiology Society’s journals without the need to pay article processing charges. Journals covered under this agreement include Microbiology, Journal of General Virology, Journal of Medical Microbiology, Microbial Genomics, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Access Microbiology, and JMM Case Reports. This agreement begins on January 1, 2023, and runs through December 31, 2025.

Institute of Physics (IOP): 

Purdue University–West Lafayette has unlimited read access to all content in IOPscience Extra. This agreement supports unlimited Open Access publishing in eligible IOP journals, including 58 hybrid journals representing almost all of IOP and society partners’ hybrid titles and 18 fully open access journals. Corresponding authors from Purdue University–West Lafayette may publish open access in these journals at no cost to themselves. This agreement begins on January 1, 2023, and runs through December 31, 2025.

More details about these and other existing open access publishing agreements can be found at

Questions can be directed to Nina Collins, Scholarly Publishing Specialist: