It is the responsibility of authors (sometimes as grant holders), and their institutions, to meet the OA requirements of funders. However it is clear from, among other things, the review of the RCUK OA policy implementation (released today), and Jisc initiatives such as Sherpa services, Jisc Monitor and Jisc Publications Router, that there are things publishers can do to make authors’ and institutions’ lives easier.
Jisc has worked with universities, in close cooperation with RLUK, to identify what these things are. The document we release today is our best attempt at this point to do this. We acknowledge that this is a fast-changing area, and this document might change, but we think we have crystallised some steps that publishers could take that would have lasting benefit for their customers (and therefore for themselves). We hope this document is useful for all stakeholders.
See the document here: OA compliance how publishers can help 20150325
(With due acknowledgement to my colleague Steve Byford, who did much of the work on this document)