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How Jisc enhanced and developed the REF2021 dataset (to support the UKRI Open Access policy for longform publications) 

  The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). Institutions are invited to make submissions in 34 subject-based units of assessment (UoAs).  For each submission, three distinct elements are assessed by an expert panel: the quality of outputs (e.g., publications, performances, and […]

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Come together, right now! Building a community around open access books with the Open Access Books Network

This post is written by Silke Davison, Community manager at the Directory of Open Access Books and the OAPEN Foundation. The Open Access Books Network (OABN) is a space for anyone with an interest in open access (OA) books. We bring together people who are interested in OA books for the purposes of knowledge-sharing, discussion, […]

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Supporting community-based open research initiatives: Open Access Community Framework 2023

The Open Access Community Framework (OACF) was launched in 2022 as a new approach to supporting publishers or initiatives operating under the Diamond Open Access (OA) model – open access publishing with no subscription or author facing fee – which is a competitive and sustainable alternative to the Book Processing Charge (BPC) model. Following on […]