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

Evolving the PID landscape: The power of working together

Introduction Fostering knowledge-sharing and community collaboration to drive ORCID identifier adoption is an essential part of Jisc’s  remit as the ORCID UK consortium lead. As part of this remit we are engaging in a number of key international and national Persistent Identifier (PID) initiatives and activities.  Persistent identifiers provide global solutions to the barriers preventing … 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