Author Archives: Mafalda Marques

Monitoring agreements with Open Access elements: why article-level metadata are important

The Knowledge Exchange (KE) Monitoring Open Access (OA) task and finish group has undertaken research on agreements with OA elements (e.g. agreements with APC discounts, offsetting agreements, read and publish agreements) set between consortia from KE countries and major publishers between 2016 and early 2019. On 26 November 2019 an article was published in Insights … Read more

Critical issues in open access and scholarly communications – draft report

This blog post was written by Dr Graham Stone, Jisc Collections senior research manager. In June, we published a blog post about the Critical issues in open access and scholarly communications one-day event, which took place at Goldsmiths College, University of London. It aimed to widen the dialogue on open access books, examining the implications … Read more

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

Help and guidance for universities looking to publish their own e-textbooks

This blog post was written by Graham Stone, Jisc Collections Senior Research Manager, and Mafalda Marques, Jisc Collections Research Analyst. As a final output of the Institution as e-textbook publisher project, we have created a toolkit to provide practical help and support to universities wishing to start or that are already in their initial stages of e-textbook … Read more

Supporting a diverse scholarly publishing ecosystem: introducing our new dynamic purchasing service

This post was written by Caren Milloy, Deputy director – Jisc Collections  Here at Jisc we are keen to encourage a more diverse and transparent open access publishing environment. Our new dynamic purchasing service (DPS) enables new and emerging open access presses to procure publishing services (software and services that support the publishing workflow such … Read more

OA monographs discovery in the library supply chain: draft report and recommendations

This post was written by Graham Stone, Senior Research Manager, Jisc Collections. Introduction Key studies, such as the OAPEN-NL project, have shown that open access has a positive impact on the usage and discovery of monographs. However, a recurring theme for open access monograph publishers is that of discoverability, dissemination and metadata. In 2017, the … Read more

Springer Compact agreement: first year evaluation

It has now been more than one year since the start of the Springer Compact agreement in January 2016. In this blog post, Jisc Collections has evaluated the impact of the agreement in its first year. The Springer Compact agreement is a flipped model which enables researchers from the 90 participating UK institutions to publish their … Read more

The Springer Compact offset model: update on progress

In this blog post, Jisc Collections provides an update on how the Springer Compact agreement is progressing in the UK. In March 2015, Jisc Collections announced that it had reached an agreement with Springer for an offset model to contain the costs of publication and subscription access for UK institutions. Six months have passed since … Read more