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VIVA: Wiley Agreement FAQ

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VIVA Wiley Agreement 2022-2024 FAQ


  • Who can use the VIVA OA Wiley funds?
    Any researcher at participating VIVA institutions (detailed below) may use these funds, regardless of rank, for primary research or review articles. Professors, adjunct faculty, lecturers, and graduate students are all eligible.
  • What are the participating institutions?
    The participating institutions are all 39 public institutions listed on this page as well as Bridgewater College, Christendom College, Divine Mercy University, Eastern Mennonite University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Ferrum College, Hampton University, Liberty University, Mary Baldwin University, Regent University, Shenandoah University, Southern Virginia University, Sweet Briar College, University of Lynchburg, University of Richmond, and Virginia Wesleyan University.
  • Do these funds cover hybrid journal articles?
    Yes, new to this agreement, these funds are to be used for either Wiley fully gold open access journals or as individual articles in Wiley's extensive list of subscription journals. (Hybrid journals accept articles through a subscription model as well as offering an Open Access publication option.)
  • May I use these funds if I have grant funding for my research?
    No, if grant funds can be used to cover publication costs, we ask that you use these in lieu of requesting VIVA funds for your publication. By contributing grant funds, Virginia authors demonstrate their commitment to making their research broadly available. They also expand the funds available for Virginia authors who do not have grant funding to support publishing their research in open access journals.
  • Is there a limit on the funds my institution can use?
    Funding is distributed on a first come first serve basis. There is currently no limit on the number of researchers or amount that may be spent from a given institution.
  • What does the workflow look like for authors? 
    For Fully Gold journals, funds are allocated at the time of manuscript submission; please refer to this handout.  For hybrid Open Access articles, funds are allocated at the time of publication; please refer to this handout.
  • Does my institution approve this funding?
    VIVA centrally approves all requests but confirms each transaction to ensure individuals are associated with an institution and do not have grant funding. 
  • How can my institution/library see how many researchers are using this funding?
    VIVA Central will provide monthly reporting once the plan starts in January 2022, and on-demand requests may be sent at any time. Please email with any questions.