Tag Archives: open access

Springer Compact agreement: first year evaluation

It has now been more than one year since the start of the Springer Compact agreement in January 2016. In this blog post, Jisc Collections has evaluated the impact of the agreement in its first year. The Springer Compact agreement is a flipped model which enables researchers from the 90 participating UK institutions to publish their … 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

Groups looking at OA

I produced a slide showing what i understand (or, perhaps in some cases, misunderstand) to be the groups in the UK and Europe with a remit that covers OA. This is not comprehensive, I’m sure. Because i created it for Jisc purposes, it has a Jisc flavour to it. However, it might be useful for … Read more

Shaping the future of Jisc OA services – A sector-wide view

In this post, Rob Johnson of Research Consulting reports on the results of recent research to inform the development of Jisc’s OA services. We think the findings will be of wider interest. Rob writes: Back in February we were asked by Jisc to help inform the development of Jisc’s future open access (OA) services, including … Read more

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 … Read more

Report on open access monograph publishing

We recently blogged on Jisc’s work in the area of open access books. One of the projects we discussed was OAPEN-UK, a five year study into open access monograph publishing in the humanities and social sciences. This project has now completed and the final report, written by Ellen Collins and Caren Milloy, is now available. … Read more