ORCID – a researcher identifier solution which enables a wide range of improvements to the scholarly communications ecosystem – will now be offered to UK higher education institutions through a national consortium arrangement operated by Jisc. Read more on the Jisc news pages here.
In order to manage the transition to open access publishing, Jisc Collections has been working with publishers to implement offsetting mechanisms in which payments for journal subscriptions and article processing charges (APCs) are offset against each other to reduce the overall cost to institutions. A number of publishers have now implemented offsetting schemes for their […]
Mafalda Picarra and Pablo de Castro, EC Open Access Pilot Coordinator, LIBER, provide an update of Jisc’s role in the OpenAIRE2020 project and detailed information on the recently launched pilot to fund Open Access publications for concluded FP7 projects. Jisc and OpenAIRE2020 Since January 2015 Jisc has been participating in the EU-funded OpenAIRE2020 project […]
Two of Jisc’s OA pathfinder projects (those led by UCL and Manchester) have agreed that, to reflect specific challenges currently facing universities in implementing OA, they will over the next year take on additional work in the following areas: 1. Approaches to deposit (Manchester): reviewing pilots of different approaches to depositing items into repositories in […]
In March on this blog I outlined where Jisc was, and what the next steps were, with respect to a range of our activities. To avoid repeating a lot of the background information about these activities, I’d like to refer readers to that post, though I’ll repeat here for reference the slide showing the main […]
Background Over the past month, Research Consulting has been undertaking a review of UK higher education institutions’ progress towards implementation of the open access policy for a post-2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Based on the six institutional workshops, completed with the support of the Jisc Open Access Good Practice Pathfinder projects, as well as interviews […]