Open access is the future of academic research, says Wiley exec

Furthering the public’s access to academic research means treating an open-access journal article like a consumer product, carefully considering the user experience and rebuilding digital systems to scale up, Jay Flynn, the executive vice president at the academic publishing house Wiley, told EdScoop. But that rethinking poses a challenge for small academic associations and publishers that lack the resources to rebuild their digital processes for open research, a movement that’s picked up momentum during the pandemic. Wiley recently acquired the open-access research publisher Knowledge Unlatched, adding an influential but “shoestring budget” operation to a growing suite of open research products. Flynn claims that about half of the world’s peer-reviewed research now goes through Wiley’s systems. “One of the single biggest things I hear from our partners is we have to join together to work on things like research integrity,” he said. “We have to work together to detect and root … Continue reading Open access is the future of academic research, says Wiley exec