Free, limited publishing of Open Access articles (hereinafter “OA”) for corresponding authors from institutions that are members of the CzechELib consortium:

  • Biology Centre of the CAS
  • Brno University of Technology
  • Crop Research Institute
  • Czech Geological Survey
  • Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
  • Global Change Research Centre of the CAS
  • Charles University
  • Institute of Analytical Chemistry of the CAS
  • Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics of the CAS
  • Institute of Biophysics of the CAS
  • Institute of Biotechnology of the CAS
  • Institute of Botany of the CAS
  • Institute of Computer Science of the CAS
  • Institute of Experimental Botany of the CAS
  • Institute of Geonics of the CAS
  • Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion
  • Institute of Hydrodynamics of the CAS
  • Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the CAS
  • Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the CAS
  • Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the CAS
  • Institute of Mathematics of the CAS
  • Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS
  • Institute of Physics of the CAS
  • Institute of Physiology of the CAS
  • Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS
  • Institute of Vertebrate Biology of the CAS
  • J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS
  • Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem
  • Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Masaryk University
  • Mendel University in Brno
  • National Institute of Public Health
  • National Library of Technology
  • Palacky University Olomouc
  • St. Anne's University Hospital Brno
  • Technical University of Liberec
  • The Extreme Light Infrastructure ERIC (only facility Dolní Břežany, CZ)
  • Tomas Bata University in Zlín
  • Transport Research Centre
  • University Hospital Brno
  • University Hospital in Ostrava
  • University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
  • University of Hradec Králové
  • University of Ostrava
  • University of Pardubice
  • University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
  • University of Veterinary Sciences Brno
  • University of West Bohemia
  • Veterinary Research Institute
  • VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

Eligible journals: hybrid titles

Publication type (illustrative examples) eligible: Case Study, Commentary, Data Article, Education, Lecture, Method and Protocol, Perspective, Practice and Policy, Rapid Publication, Research Article, Review Article, Short Communication, Technical Note

Publication type (illustrative examples) not eligible: Abstract, Announcement, Career and Management, Classification, Correction, Correspondence, Editorial, Events, Index, Introduction, Media Review, Meeting Report, News, Obituary, Opinion, Profile, Retraction or Concern

Contract duration: 1 January 2023 - 31 December 2026

For a list of member institutions, a list of titles available for publication and detailed information for authors, see the Wiley publisher’s website.

After acceptance of an article for publication, we recommend contacting your library and enquiring about the possibility of using tokens (the number of tokens for each institution is limited).

How does an author publish an Open Access article?

  1. Once an article is accepted for publication, you will be prompted by the publisher to manage the article in Author Services. At the beginning of the workflow it is necessary to select Manage article.
  2. After completing the individual sections, you will be asked to select a Responsible Corresponding Author There can only be one of them and he/she will be responsible for signing the publication agreement and his/her affiliation will be used to determine eligibility for free OA publishing under the transformative agreement.
  3. If you select yourself as the Responsible Corresponding Author, you will proceed to the Funder/Grant section. If the Responsible Corresponding Author is another author, he/she will be prompted to log in to Author Services.
    After filling in the grant details, you will be taken to Confirm/Enter Institutional Affiliation to confirm your affiliation. The display of a green ✓ indicates your institution is recognised in the database. You will also see on the Author Services home screen the sentence Article is eligible for Open Access through your institution at no fee.
    If you have multiple affiliations, the system will ask you which affiliation you want to use to pay the APC. We recommend selecting the first affiliation that the drop-down box offers you.
  4. When the system recognizes your institution as eligible for OA benefits, the purple Open Access text will appear at the bottom of the screen.
  5. After completing the Copyright Ownership section, you are taken to the Open Access Optionsection, where you confirm your interest in publishing in open access mode by confirming “Yes, make my article open access”.
  6. Then in the License Agreement Types section, select the Creative Common Licence, you need.
  7. After signing the publishing agreement in the License Submission, you will see the messageYour order and license have been successfully submitted in the Licence Signing section. Below this you will find information that it is possible for your institution to pay the APC.
  8. If the institution accepts and approves your request, your article will be published in OA mode.
  9. If the institution rejects your request, the publisher will contact you and offer you the option of publishing traditionally (the article will be paywalled) or paying the APC directly if you would like to publish OA.

Detailed Instructions from the Publisher:
Step-by-step instructions in the detailed Wiley publisher's guide.