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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 […]

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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 […]

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OA Publisher Compliance Document

In this post, Carolyn Alderson gives us an update on an initiative we’ve been pursuing to describe how journal publishers can help with OA compliance. Last year Neil wrote about the steps publishers might take to help their customers in the management of Open Access, in order to meet funder requirements and also to assist […]

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Helping with REF OA compliance – update on Jisc services

We are getting closer to April and the implementation of the HEFCE open access policy for REF outputs. Jisc has been working with HEFCE, publishers and the community to develop services which will help the sector in complying with this policy to maximise both the outputs which are eligible for REF and, of course, the […]