SAGE Publishing supplies full-text articles to Publications Router

SAGE Publishing, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publishers, is now supplying full-text content to Jisc’s Publications Router service. The research articles, which span a wide range of subject areas, are then distributed to institutions and automatically ingested into their open repositories, enabling them to capture and disseminate the outputs of their … Read more

What we’ve learned from the evaluation of the 2016-2018 Springer Compact agreement

As we come towards the end of the first year of our second read and publish agreement for the Springer Compact collection with Springer Nature, Jisc has evaluated the previous pilot scheme and asked what our agreement could mean for the future of Open Access publishing. Here’s what we’ve discovered… The previous Springer Compact agreement … Read more

The Jisc Monitor Service: More Than Just for Open Access Week

Jisc will soon be releasing the latest version of Jisc Monitor Local. It brings with it some small but essential changes since the previous release, in the spirit of Agile development, but the service has changed considerably since it went live some years ago. For those unaware of Jisc Monitor, it is actually two distinct … Read more

OA monographs: policy and practice for supporting researchers

Following the release of the UUK Open access and monographs evidence review today, Dr Graham Stone reviews recent activities around OA monographs, including a Jisc community workshop in July.  There is a growing trend across European countries to include open access monographs in funder policy. Most recently, this push towards open access mandates was captured … Read more

IOP Publishing supplies full-text content to Publications Router

IOP Publishing, the publishing arm of the Institute of Physics, has become the latest publisher to supply full-text articles to Jisc’s Publications Router for onward distribution to institutions’ open repositories. This helps the institutions capture and disseminate the articles their researchers have written, showcasing the results of their research programmes and helping them demonstrate compliance … Read more

Horizon 2020 and UK Research and Innovation Requirements for H2020 Projects

Twice a year, Jisc contacts Horizon2020-funded projects in the UK on behalf of OpenAIRE (www.openaire.eu) which supports the EC’s Open Access policies.  Jisc is the National Open Access Desk for OpenAIRE in the UK, and we contact project coordinators because there are particular Open Access obligations within most of the Horizon2020 projects for the EC: Open … Read more

Embedding IRUS-UK statistics into IR web pages – the IRUS-UK widget

The IRUS team have developed a widget in response to requests from IR (institutional repository) managers who wanted to surface usage statistics more visibly in their IR and encourage open access. Using this new widget, institutions can embed IRUS-UK COUNTER-conformant statistics into their own institutional repository (IR) pages. This means it can provide them with … Read more

Critical issues in open access and scholarly communications – draft report

This blog post was written by Dr Graham Stone, Jisc Collections senior research manager. In June, we published a blog post about the Critical issues in open access and scholarly communications one-day event, which took place at Goldsmiths College, University of London. It aimed to widen the dialogue on open access books, examining the implications … Read more