Future Science Group supplies full-text articles to Publications Router

Future Science Group now supplies full-text articles to Jisc’s Publications Router service for onward distribution to institutional repositories. This includes content from journals published under its three imprints, Future Science, Future Medicine and Newlands Press. Their journals focus on applied science and intellectual property issues in R&D. Future Medicine addresses information needs in clinical and … Read more

Developing a skilled workforce to support scholarly communication – event report and next steps

Building on recent work in the sector in the area of skills for those working in scholarly communication and open access roles, we ran a workshop in York in February “Developing a skilled workforce: the skills needed to support scholarly communication and open access”. Intended to be interactive and practical – the workshop provided an … Read more

March open access update now available

Welcome to the March 2019 issue Open access is now a pervasive influence across many different areas of Jisc activity. We are pleased to report progress on a number of different fronts, from engaging with publishers for service content, through supporting professional skill development, to structural analysis of supply chains and its effect on open … Read more

Practice research is for life, not just REF – event report

A post by Helen Blanchett with contributions by Luigi Galimberti (Tate). Thanks also to  Professor Maria Delgado (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London), Dr Miranda Barnes (Bath Spa University, Mark Lester (Cardiff Metropolitan University and Dr Tamsin Burland (Jisc) for their notes. We’ve created a Wakelet containing tweets from the day … Read more

MDPI supplies full-text articles to Publications Router

The open access publisher MDPI is now supplying full-text articles to Jisc’s Publications Router, enabling them to be automatically deposited into institutions’ repositories. This streamlines institutions’ processes for capturing and showcasing their researchers’ publications, helping them to demonstrate compliance with funders’ open access policies. Based in Basel, Switzerland, MDPI publishes over 200 peer-reviewed, open access … Read more

Open research reports released – a response from Jisc

Yesterday the government released advice from Professor Adam Tickell on moving toward greater open access (OA) to research publications, and the report of the Open Research Data Taskforce (ORDTF) was published. In a post over on our main corporate blog, Jisc welcomes publication of open research reports, Neil Jacobs summarises key points from both publications and gives Jisc’s response. Read more

Developing skills for scholarly communication

By Helen Blanchett, Jisc’s scholarly communications subject specialist, with contributions from Dr Danny Kingsley, Deputy Director Cambridge University Library – Scholarly Communication & Research Services, Anna Grigson, Head of Content and Discovery, LSE and Education officer for UKSG, and Claire Sewell, Research Support Skills Coordinator, Cambridge University Library. Over the last 2 years, representatives of … Read more

Jisc, research analytics and metrics

Jisc has provided analytic services related to research for some time, from the JUSP and IRUS services that give insight about the use of journals and articles, to dashboards helping universities understand security threats to their research networks. In the last year or so, however, we have begun to look again at what we can … Read more