Monthly Archives: June 2015

How offsetting schemes can reduce APC costs

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 … Read more

OpenAIRE2020 and the FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot

  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 … Read more

Jisc OA pathfinders address OA challenges

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 … Read more

Implementation of the HEFCE Open Access policy for the post- 2014 REF: a progress report to Jisc

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 … Read more