An Open Question
"There's no easy solution to the problem," he says. "People have to become more aware of it. And it's going to take a while."
As the industry grapples with the numerous questions that surround open access, Burley continues to find ways to help Wiley move forward into a world that consists of much more than the delivery of primary research. This includes offering article-level metrics for authors to utilize, creating apps for researchers to access works more easily and streamlining internal processes to get pieces published and into the hands of peers more quickly.
As questions on open access are being asked, it's coming down to people like Burley to find the role that publishers will fill in the years to come. The future for Burley, Wiley and the industry will be to help keep it moving ever forward as that role changes.
"It's much more about collaboration and connecting researchers together," Burley says. "There's a lot more around tools to filter and find content and find other relevant content. The big rapid change does mean that publishers are much more involved in the services and tools side of it. We definitely want to continue to innovate. We want to make sure we're doing everything we can."