Wiley books benefit developing countries through Research4Life

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Some 12,200 online books from John Wiley & Sons will be made available through Research4Life initiatives, benefitting research and academic communities in 80 low- and middle-income countries such as Malawi, Cambodia and Bolivia.

Research4Life provides 6,000 institutions in developing countries with free or low-cost access to peer-reviewed online content from the world’s leading scientific, technical and medical publishers.

The addition of Wiley’s online books brings the total number of peer-reviewed scientific journals, books and databases now available through the public-private Research4life partnership to almost 30,000.

'Our goal with Research4Life is to provide and support quality research in developing countries in order to advance higher education, inform public policy decisions and ultimately improve quality of life,' said Emily Gillingham, director of library relations at Wiley, who also serves as the new chair of the executive council for Research4Life.

'We hope the addition of this vast collection of online books will make a real difference to researchers in countries that can least afford it and, as such, is a central part of Wiley’s social responsibility programme.'

The Wiley online books collection includes handbooks, dictionaries, companions, encyclopaedias and landmark book series from award-winning authors and renowned researchers in the life, health and physical sciences, social sciences and the humanities.