Jisc open access digest, issue 2, now available

Dear Colleagues, The second issue of the Jisc open access digest is available on the Jisc open access webpage:  https://www.jisc.ac.uk/content/open-access It is also available at the following PDF link: http://emails.jisc.ac.uk/files/amf_jisc/project_163/jisc-open-access-digest-issue-2.pdf and in the Jisc repository: http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/6478/1/jisc-open-access-digest-issue-2.pdf You can also sign up to receive it automatically: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/forms/sign-up-for-our-open-access-digest If you have any questions, please get in touch: OAsupport@jisc.ac.uk Thanks! … 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

7 key findings on article processing charges

As more researchers adopt gold open access, article processing charges (APCs) are becoming an increasingly important part of the cost of research. But what do we know about these charges, and how have they changed in the past years? A new report, ‘Article processing charges and subscriptions: monitoring open access costs’ uses open data collected … Read more