Publisher’s Note – 2019 – Diversity and Distributions – Wiley Online Library

“Recently, Wiley decided to move this journal, Diversity and Distributions (DDI), to an open access model by 1 January 2019. Shortly after, a manuscript entitled, “Open Access Solutions for Biodiversity Journals: Don’t Replace One Problem with Another,” was submitted to the journal (Peterson et al., 2019). Wiley entered a conversation with the Editor in Chief of DDI around factual inaccuracies presented in the manuscript. The errors were corrected, and the manuscript continued to acceptance. Wiley did raise concerns about the relevancy of the article in the context of DDI’s stated scope, but at no time did we indicate that Wiley would refuse publication of the article. The article is published in this issue as planned. It is important to note, regardless of our differing opinions with members of the DDI editorial board, we would never stop the progression of research. We believe very deeply in the importance of editorial independence. Our hope was to engage in a healthy dialogue and it is unclear as to where the miscommunication happened, and we believe all parties acted in good faith….”

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Publisher’s Note – 2019 – Diversity and Distributions – Wiley Online Library