Wiley's Online Library Allows Global Access
Four million articles available
By Lynn Andriani
This week, Wiley announced that it has transferred all the licenses and content from Wiley InterScience to its newly launched Wiley Online Library. The library will allow people in the scholarly community anywhere in the world to access Wiley’s multidisciplinary collections of online resources.
The library has more than four million articles from 1,500 journals; 9,000 books; and hundreds of reference works and databases. Wiley developed the library’s interface by consulting with users, and touts among its features research tools that enable the discovery of available resources and help pinpoint information; support for authors and researchers with integrated reference links and multiple options for exporting citations; personalization options that help users stay current on the latest research with content alerts and RSS feeds and the ability to save key publications and articles for future reference; and customizable product home pages; among other things.Wiley has made a variety of payment options available. Some content is free; anyone can search across all the content in the service and access abstracts or chapter summaries at no charge. Some sample journal issues are also free, as is older content on some titles. Individual journal title subscriptions are available, as well.Institutions and other organizations that have multiple sites can negotiate what Wiley calls an Online Enhanced License with Wiley Blackwell--multi-year agreements covering all subscribed titles on Wiley Online Library with negotiated annual price increase caps. Other ways of accessing the content include paying a one-time fee to license journal content published prior to 1997 (most of it has been digitized). Wiley also offers online books, references and databases via Wiley Online Library. It offers a range of purchasing options for that content: libraries can select individual titles, book series or purchase a subject-based collection of titles; or they can buy online books and references via a one-time fee or via subscription. Individuals can buy access to a journal article, book chapter, or selected reference work entries using a credit card; access is for 24 hours. An option called Article Select gives enhanced license customers the option to pre-pay for token-based access which can be used against all journals articles, online book chapters and selected reference work entries.Any user may search across all the content in the service and browse to the abstract or chapter summary level free of charge. Users may browse free sample journal issues. A number of titles offer open access to their backfile of older content and others support OnlineOpen–which allows the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution to pay a fee to ensure that the article is made freely available to all upon publication.http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/44127-wiley-s-online-library-allows-global-access.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+PW+Daily&utm_campaign=60e424a484-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email