Category Archives: open access

An update from OpenDOAR: policy support and repositories galore

Over the last six months, the OpenDOAR team have been working hard behind the scenes on two exciting projects.  The first was to enhance the functionality and create a fresh look on our repository open access policy support page. The second project was a large-scale record import from CORE which resulted in 900 new repositories … Read more

CORE raises repository data quality by consolidating information from external datasets

CORE is constantly seeking ways to collect available OA resources and make research outputs easy to find, cite, link, assess, and reuse. CORE has greatly increased the amount of content hosted directly in its database; last year the service provided access to approximately 12 million full texts, to date it hosts 18 million full texts … Read more

Plan S: considerations, questions and support

Coming into effect in 2021, Plan S will bring new open access requirements and recommendations that will affect funding bodies, publishers, higher education institutions, researchers, and institutional repositories. Preparations need to be made by all those involved to make the transition to Plan S compliance as streamlined as possible, yet planning for Plan S is … Read more

Publications Router can now be used with Symplectic Elements

You can now take advantage of Jisc’s Publications Router service if your institution uses Symplectic Elements as its research information management system. A collaborative pilot study has established that the two systems can work successfully together to help you capture details of your researchers’ articles. About Publications Router and Symplectic Elements Publications Router captures content … Read more

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