Tag Archives: open access

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

A Schema for Open Access policies

There are now many Open Access (OA) policies, from universities, research institutions and funders listed in SHERPA/JULIET, ROARMAP and MELIBEA. Such policies are often expressed in different ways, making the OA policy landscape complex for all the stakeholders involved in the process of sharing and publishing research outputs. This is particularly the case for authors … Read more

Jisc OA pathfinders address OA challenges

Two of Jisc’s OA pathfinder projects (those led by UCL and Manchester) have agreed that, to reflect specific challenges currently facing universities in implementing OA, they will over the next year take on additional work in the following areas: 1. Approaches to deposit (Manchester): reviewing pilots of different approaches to depositing items into repositories in … Read more

Collection and sharing of APC data

Stuart Lawson here provides an update on Jisc’s plans to collect and share APC data from universities. For the last two years Jisc Collections has been working with higher education institutions to collect and openly release article-level data on their APC expenditure. This is valuable information which, among other things, provides evidence that helps Jisc … Read more

Jisc Monitor – The Final Episode – From ideas to prototypes

Back Story Frank Manista provides a summary update of the Jisc Monitor project. Completing at the end of May 2015, with inputs from over 60 UK institutions, the Jisc Monitor project is tasked with developments to help indicate how institutions might go about supporting and tracking Open Access publication processes, especially with reference to compliance … Read more

Offsetting agreements for open access publishing

More journal publishers are keen to introduce offsetting systems to reduce the total cost of publishing for institutions, so we have just published new guidelines, ‘Principles for Offset Agreements’. It sets out the five principles which UK HEIs expect will drive the design of effective offset systems, along with a clear rationale for each, explaining … Read more