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The next six months for Jisc scholarly communications support – journals

With research funders issuing OA policies, and publishers offering new models for hybrid and OA journals, it is certainly a busy time in scholarly journals. It can also be a somewhat confusing picture, as institutions look across the range of initiatives from Jisc, system suppliers such as Symplectic, and publishers, to piece together approaches that […]

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Update on the RIOXX Metadata Application Profile

Balviar Notay gives us an update on the RIOXX metadata work. With those that are concerned with complying to RCUK and HEFCE OA policies you will most likely have come across the RIOXX metadata application profile work. The RIOXX application profile has been developed by Jisc via EDINA and Chygrove Ltd with close input from […]

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Joining up Jisc work on open access

This week, Jo Lambert, Sarah Fahmy and Balviar Notay describe the relationships between some of Jisc’s work in this area. As articulated in Neil Jacobs’ recent update on Jisc’s scholarly communications work, Jisc is committed to providing support to help UK universities implement and manage Open Access. This includes development of services such as Jisc […]

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Sherpa FACT

Sherpa FACT is an information service run by the Sherpa team at the University of Nottingham, on behalf of Jisc, the Research Councils and the Wellcome Trust. It draws from information on Sherpa-RoMEO (on publishers’ and journals’ OA policies), Sherpa-Juliet (on funders’ OA policies) and the Directory of OA Journals, to give advice to UK […]

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Authors Accepted Manuscripts from publishers?

The REF OA policy requires the author’s accepted manuscript of a journal article or published conference paper to be deposited into a repository at the point of acceptance. There has been some concern expressed about how easy this is, and here I’d like to outline some moves toward making it easier. At the moment only […]

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OA mandates, Jisc services and university systems

I’ve given a few presentations recently, in which I’ve tried to summarise the technical and information services that Jisc is developing and offering to help universities meet their new obligations against funders’ OA policies. In this post I’m going to share the gist of those presentations. Following the scope of most OA policies, my focus […]

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Jisc Scholarly Communications Advisory Group

We’re aware that scholarly communications in general, and open access in particular, are now a high priority for universities and, as my last post showed, Jisc is busy helping them address that priority. In doing so, we work very closely with sector representatives, especially perhaps colleagues in university libraries and research offices. However, we’re aware […]

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Jisc’s work in scholarly communications

Welcome to this new blog where I will be providing updates on Jisc’s work in scholarly communications, including the work we’re doing to help UK universities implement Open Access, though not our work on research data management. We will be improving the main Jisc webpages to make it easier to find out more about this […]