OA digest

June 2019 open access update now available

Welcome to the June 2019 issue The release of further guidance from cOAlition S on Plan S implementation has answered many concerns from sector groups and has confirmed repositories’ key place and role in the envisaged “Plan S World”. As in the UK we await the outcome of the UKRI policy review and prepare our […]


Jisc and Crossref issue guidance to publishers on better licensing metadata

Wouldn’t it be great if you could look up the green OA status of any journal article? What if you could easily find out, for any article, which version you can expose on an open repository, exactly when its embargo ends, and which post-embargo licence then applies? Jisc and Crossref have worked together to issue […]

Events OA monographs

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 […]

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 […]