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Emory Libraries: Wiley Journal Subscription Review

Background, Data, Decisions, Feedback and FAQs for Unbundling



The Emory Libraries will be negotiating with the publisher Wiley for a smaller and less expensive collection of journals which is tailored to Emory’s research and teaching.  We are seeking your input. 

In January 2024, Emory faculty, staff and students will no longer have direct access to discontinued Wiley journals.  The list of journals to maintain was determined by a variety of use metrics, incorporates input from subject librarians and informationists, and accounts for almost 85% of current usage of all Wiley journals.  We are soliciting your comments or concerns via this form by May 15 for potential discontinued journals.

Although we will lose direct access to articles published after 2023 in discontinued Wiley journals, we will retain access to a significant number of Wiley articles through purchased backfiles, open access copies, and research databases. We are also committed to providing efficient and quick access to needed articles from discontinued Wiley journals for Emory faculty, students, and staff at no cost to you. We encourage you to read these Wiley Journal FAQs for more detail on how titles were chosen, what access we will retain, and how we are managing alternative access to Wiley content. 

The current Wiley journal subscription package, which includes almost all Wiley journals, fiscally constrains the Libraries’ budget with yearly market increases which are not financially sustainable.  This journal package also hinders our ability to acquire needed print and digital resources that align with Emory’s existing and evolving interdisciplinary research and teaching requirements, such as AI.Humanity. Many research institutions have begun to reappraise the sustainability and value of these journal packages, including UNC-Chapel HillDukeMIT, and University of Chicago.

This process will allow us to re-invest in new areas of research and teaching at Emory that support learning, discovery and innovation. We will continue to share and respond to feedback information about collections needs and decisions.