“We believe that the trends point our industry towards a more open future, where Gold open access, preprints, and transparency of data, methods and peer-review will continue to grow in importance and amplify the impact of research globally,” Wiley India MD Vikas Gupta mentioned.
Gupta additional famous that “the promise of open access is particularly powerful as India advances a comprehensive Science, Technology and Innovation policy in the coming years”.
Last yr, Dutch writer Elsevier, Wiley India and the American Chemical Society (ACS) filed a go well with towards free on-line repositories Sci-Hub and Libgen (Library Genesis) within the Delhi High Court over copyright infringement.
“We believe that SciHub and Libgen compromise the security of libraries and institutions to gain unauthorised access to scientific databases and other proprietary intellectual property, as well as to illegally harvest journal articles and e-books,” Gupta mentioned.
“We are taking this legal action to help solve the cyber-security challenges threatening the integrity of the research eco-system and the safety of university and personal data, which seriously harms the many large and small publishers, learned societies, university presses and others involved in scholarly communication,” he famous.
He, nevertheless, asserted that the lawsuit just isn’t going to limit Open Access Journals in India. The end result of the lawsuit won’t impression the open entry preparations for any of our journals, he famous.
“Wiley remains deeply committed to expanding our open access offerings, but doing so legally and in a sustainable way that allows a vibrant research ecosystem to grow and thrive,” Gupta mentioned.
He additional mentioned that “we continue to drive open access business models through partnering with consortia to achieve transitional agreements, increasing our OA article output, investing in OA technologies and journals, and flipping subscription journals to open access journals”.
Gupta mentioned Wiley is proud to companion with Indian researchers to convey new findings to market. “Each year, we host more than 20 workshops annually to support researchers in better understanding the publication process – and over 30 thousand researchers around the world participate in these webinars.”
Further, In India, Wiley is dedicated to working with universities and libraries – notably by the ESS Consortium – to ship analysis at a fraction of the associated fee to over 150 member universities.
“We follow a differential model that is designed to support new and upcoming institutions in gaining perpetual access to over 90 Wiley journals at a per student cost equivalent to a movie ticket,” he mentioned.
In order to bridge the digital expertise hole, WileyNXT platform companions with universities throughout the area in high-demand job areas like IT, expertise, information analytics, AI, blockchain and product administration, and collaborating with a community of company leaders by the Wiley Innovation Advisory Council, Gupta mentioned.
Gupta famous that in 2020, there was a spike in analysis associated to COVID-19, and the agency anticipates a long-lasting enhance within the demand for scientific analysis.
“We remain committed to meeting this demand and to publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed research that advances global knowledge on a variety of pressing topics, including not only COVID-19, but also cancer, climate change, and mental health, among others,” he mentioned.
On its current acquisition of Hindawi, Gupta mentioned “by acquiring Hindawi, we’re able to deliver even greater value to the global research community by giving researchers more options to publish with Wiley in an expanded program of open access journals, more easily and more quickly, and make important science more broadly available for all.”