In the run-up to the Frankfurt Book Fair, Wiley announced Wiley Partner Solutions, a new division that serves associations, scientific publishers, societies, and corporations as they transform their business strategies and publishing processes in the open research era.
What is Wiley Partner Solutions?
The brands integrated into Wiley Partner Solutions include Atypon, Authorea, eJournalPress, Inera, J&J Editorial, Knowledge Unlatched, and Madgex. With the products, services, and talent available across this new division, we’ll continue to deliver the best of our portfolio in new and innovative ways.
“The transition to open access is the driving force in research publishing today,” says Guido F. Herrmann, Senior VP of Partner Solutions. “All stakeholders in the research ecosystem play an important role in ensuring that findings are widely accessible to better support researchers and to enable solutions to real-world problems.”
Guido explains that Wiley Partner Solutions “further showcases our expertise as a partner to societies, reinforces our commitment to innovation, and advances a shared goal among the industry to make peer-reviewed research more broadly available.”
I’m an Atypon customer. What does this mean for me?
For Atypon customers, day-to-day interactions won’t change, but Partner Solutions will offer access to more innovative and integrated solutions across more of the publishing workflow, including
- optimizing manuscript submission
- monetizing engagement programs
- executing transitional agreements
- managing open access payments
- reaching new global audiences
When it comes to acquired companies, Wiley has a strong track record of maintaining required boundaries across the business. Atypon’s successful working relationships with both Wiley and our Literatum customers over the past six years is a great example of this!
In a post on Publishing Perspectives summarizing day 3 of the Frankfurt Book fair, Richard Charkin writes:
Then it was off to the oompah-band birthday party for the opening of Wiley’s Partner Solutions initiative. CEO Brian Napack gave an inspiring speech about the importance of all parts of our industry working together. I think we all believe this but Wiley seems to be actually doing it now.
Here at Atypon, we’re excited to be part of this new collaborative team, providing a broader and more innovative array of solutions to our customers!