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Jisc, research analytics and metrics

Jisc has provided analytic services related to research for some time, from the JUSP and IRUS services that give insight about the use of journals and articles, to dashboards helping universities understand security threats to their research networks. In the last year or so, however, we have begun to look again at what we can … Read more

Public engagement and open science

Yesterday I was on a panel at the ‘Science in Public’ conference in Cardiff, asking the question, what is the contribution that open science can or should make to public engagement in science. The other panelists were Steven Hill (Research England), Paul Manners (NCCPE) and Melanie Smallman (UCL). However, the session was very interactive, and … Read more

Working together to implement Plan S

Plan S outlines the aspirations of an international group of research funders, including UKRI, to reach 100% open access quickly and cost-effectively. This morning we have got more draft detail on how the signatories to Plan S, cOAlition S, envisage it being pursued. We now know, for example, that there is an important future for … Read more

Frontiers supplies full-text articles to Publications Router

Frontiers is the latest open access publisher to distribute content automatically to institutional repositories via Jisc’s Publications Router service. This enables institutions to capture, store, curate and showcase articles published in Frontiers journals that report research by their academics. Frontiers publishes 61 journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines, including in life sciences, health, … Read more

Publications Router is now interoperable with DSpace repositories

Joe Tennant provides this update. We’re very pleased to announce that Jisc’s Publications Router service is now available to institutions whose repositories use the DSpace platform. When first launched as a service in 2016, Publications Router was set up to populate Eprints-based repositories as this was the most commonly-used repository platform here in the UK. … Read more

Saving authors’ time

This is a rather speculative thought piece. Where we want to get to is authors doing the minimum amount of work necessary to get their papers published, but not less work than that. Two recent developments suggest that the time might be right to think again about this: the first is the announcement by PLOS … Read more