Category Archives: open access

Improved EPrints plugin for receiving Publications Router feeds into RIOXX

A new EPrints plugin is now available that improves the way Jisc’s Publications Router service populates your RIOXX-enabled EPrints repository, reducing the need for manual editing. This new version replaces an earlier plugin. We’re here to support you in installing and using it – more details below. Better mapping of Publications Router’s metadata to RIOXX … Read more

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

SAGE Publishing supplies full-text articles to Publications Router

SAGE Publishing, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publishers, is now supplying full-text content to Jisc’s Publications Router service. The research articles, which span a wide range of subject areas, are then distributed to institutions and automatically ingested into their open repositories, enabling them to capture and disseminate the outputs of their … Read more

What we’ve learned from the evaluation of the 2016-2018 Springer Compact agreement

As we come towards the end of the first year of our second read and publish agreement for the Springer Compact collection with Springer Nature, Jisc has evaluated the previous pilot scheme and asked what our agreement could mean for the future of Open Access publishing. Here’s what we’ve discovered… The previous Springer Compact agreement … Read more

The Jisc Monitor Service: More Than Just for Open Access Week

Jisc will soon be releasing the latest version of Jisc Monitor Local. It brings with it some small but essential changes since the previous release, in the spirit of Agile development, but the service has changed considerably since it went live some years ago. For those unaware of Jisc Monitor, it is actually two distinct … Read more

IOP Publishing supplies full-text content to Publications Router

IOP Publishing, the publishing arm of the Institute of Physics, has become the latest publisher to supply full-text articles to Jisc’s Publications Router for onward distribution to institutions’ open repositories. This helps the institutions capture and disseminate the articles their researchers have written, showcasing the results of their research programmes and helping them demonstrate compliance … 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

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 … Read more