Critical issues in open access and scholarly communications – event report

This blog post was written by Dr Graham Stone, Jisc Collections senior research manager. This event, which took place at Goldsmiths College, University of London, aimed to widen the dialogue on open access books, examining the implications of UK policy for research culture and values. It reflected on the most recent findings from the Universities … Read more

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