The Jisc APC pilot project aimed to respond to a changing global Open Access (OA) landscape by exploring key issues around the management of article processing charges. By bringing together representatives from academic institutions, publishers, funders and intermediaries, the project explored different approaches to managing Article Processing Charges (APCs) and investigated opportunities for achieving greater efficiencies.
The project indicated that Open Access publishing activity must be considered in its entirety to deliver maximum efficiencies within an institutional context. Following the pilot project, Jisc OA Monitor aims to provide a shared service enabling institutions to collate, analyse and report on all of its Open Access publishing activities and outputs (Green and Gold) both internally and to its funders. The service will offer institutions an insight into their degree of compliance with funder mandates and encourage international co-operation to assist in the development of processes, systems and standards that facilitates the sharing and exchange of relevant information between institutional, publisher and vendor systems.
An overview of Jisc OA Monitor outlining its core components. Community engagement and co-design is a key aspect of Jisc OA Monitor and the workshop will enable participants to contribute ideas to inform development of this new service.