Author Archives: Katie Shamash

Article processing charges in 2016

Each year since 2013, Jisc Collections has asked UK institutions to submit data on their article processing charges (APCs). Last year, we published an analysis of APCs and subscription costs in the UK for the years 2013-2015. Since then, RCUK committed to extending their block grant until 2020; Jisc Collections and the sector renewed agreements … Read more

What are the possibilities for an Open Access Dashboard?

We’re excited to announce a new project, which will test the feasibility of developing an Open Access Dashboard that would visualize data collected by Jisc’s open access services and other relevant sources in a useful and informative way. Background Initial investigation has indicated that there’s a demand from library administrators to consolidate the growing amount … Read more

7 key findings on article processing charges

As more researchers adopt gold open access, article processing charges (APCs) are becoming an increasingly important part of the cost of research. But what do we know about these charges, and how have they changed in the past years? A new report, ‘Article processing charges and subscriptions: monitoring open access costs’ uses open data collected … Read more