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Working together: how Jisc’s approach to stakeholder engagement is supporting the new UKRI open access policy for monographs, book chapters, and edited collections

The UKRI Open Access Policy includes a new requirement that from 1 January 2024, the final version of record or author’s accepted manuscript (AAM) of monographs, book chapters and edited collections must be made open access (OA) within 12 months of publication via a publisher’s website, platform or repository, with a Creative Commons licence.  As […]

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Supporting community-based open research initiatives: event summary

For the last few years, we have worked with smaller and society publishers to extend open access (OA) publishing opportunities so that authors can publish in a broad range of venues, whatever their funding situation, at no cost to them and with no other barriers. During this time the increasing number of publishers and related […]

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Octopus, Jisc and UKRN: working together to create a new primary research record for science.

This is a guest post by Dr Alex Freeman, Director of Octopus Publishing CIC 2022 is the year that Octopus is finally going to launch, designed to change the face of science forever. In case you haven’t heard of it, Octopus is a new platform that sets out to be the new ‘primary research record’. […]