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VIVA Wiley Agreement 2020-2021 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, Marymount University, Regent University, Shenandoah University, Southern Virginia University, Sweet Briar College, University of Lynchburg, University of Richmond, Virginia Wesleyan University, and Washington and Lee University.
- Do these funds cover hybrid journal articles?
No, these funds are to be used only for articles published in Wiley fully gold open access journals.
- 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?
Please refer to this handout.
- Does my institution approve this funding?
VIVA centrally approves all requests but confirms each transaction with the institution 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 2020, and on-demand requests may be sent at any time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.