Thank you everyone for responding about your access.

Just heard back from Wiley also, they said “it seems to be a problem with DOIs of some of the titles and special characters.  So you will find that some articles you will be able to access and some do not. “



And thank you to John and Alice for the info on the Open Access policy info for Cancer, which would allow access to ALL back issues after 12 months.


My confusion or conflict on this was regarding the new policy being enacted in 2011, which says archival access rights would only go back to 1997:

Benefits of Online Access:

Institutional subscribers with online access to any individual journal are entitled to the following benefits in 2011:

  • Access via Wiley Online Library with all the features built-in
  • Access to all 2011 current content including Early View and Online Accepted articles (published online before print
  • Archival access to content dating back 5 years during the subscription year 2011 (i.e. you gain access to content from 2007 to 2011 during the subscription year 2011)
  • Perpetual access to the paid-for year (i.e. you maintain access to 2011 content if you cease your subscription in 2012)
  • Unlimited concurrent user access
  • Access available to one geographically contiguous location
  • Walk-in user access
  • COUNTER-compliant usage data
  • Customers who opt-in can receive free access to all newly launched journals for the first 2 years of content with perpetual rights to that content: Opt-in for free access to New Journals

Note that we are changing the perpetual and archival access rights for institutional online subscriptions in 2011. Perpetual access rights granted in the past will not change. Our Wiley Online Enhanced License customers will continue to get both perpetual and archival access rights back to 1997 for their existing and new subscriptions. See the benefits of the Wiley Online Enhanced License.



Pamela L. O'Brien

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Biomedical Library

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