Elsevier metadata feed via Publications Router is now live

Jisc’s Publications Router is now distributing Elsevier metadata to participating institutions, notifying them of their researchers’ articles published by the world’s largest publisher of scholarly journals. Elsevier’s agreement to work with Publications Router was announced previously. The resulting feed from its Science Direct platform via the Router is now live. Advance notification soon after acceptance … Read more

Perspectives on the open access discovery landscape

Posted on behalf of Andrea Chiarelli (Consultant) and Rob Johnson (Director) of Research Consulting.  Open access discovery tools enable users to find scholarly articles that are available in open form, whether on a publisher’s website or elsewhere. This is a technically-challenging endeavour and also requires a deep understanding of the scholarly communications landscape, the underpinning … Read more

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