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CategoryIntroductory Resources

JISC Implementing open access

Practical steps your institution can take to make progress on the open access journey. Produced in association with: ARMARLUKSCONUL and UKCoRR.

JISC Open access: discovery, usage and impact

JISC Introduction to open access


SHERPA RoMEO is an online resource that aggregates and analyses publisher open access policies from around the world and provides summaries of self-archiving permissions and conditions of rights given to authors on a journal-by-journal basis. RoMEO is a Jisc service and has collaborative relationships with many international partners, who contribute time and effort to developing and maintaining the service.

Got Open Access? Jon Tennant

How to make your research open access. For free and legally.

The infographic shows how to achieve 100% Open Access for free and legally.

SciELO en Perspectiva

El objetivo del blog SciELO en Perspectiva es compartir información y conocimiento orientado al desarrollo de la comunicación científica, en particular, de las revistas SciELO, las colecciones nacionales y el Programa y Red SciELO en conjunto. También promueve el movimiento de acceso abierto al conocimiento científico. La perspectiva es que el blog se constituya en un vehículo de referencia a la comunidad relacionada con el SciELO, con la comunicación y la evaluación de la investigación científica.

Principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing

The Committee on Publication Ethics, the Directory of Open Access Journals, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association and the World Association of Medical Editors are scholarly organizations that have seen an increase in the number, and broad range in the quality of, membership applications. Our organizations have collaborated in an effort to identify principles of transparency and best practice for scholarly publications and to clarify that these principles form part of the criteria on which membership applications will be evaluated.

Full discovery: What is the publisher’s role? (Learned Publishing, 2017)

  • Our collective authorship and publishing practices do not always end up ensuring that scholarly content is discoverable by readers.
  • Readers of all kinds rely on a variety of ‘discovery pathways’, such as search engines, library systems, and various electronic links, some of which are blind to the content they desire.
  • Efforts over the years to improve content discoverability have made great progress, but an increasing amount of freely available content brings up new issues.
  • The National Information Standards Organization (NISO)’s Discovery to Delivery (D2D) Topic Committee has developed a grid comparing various ways in which content is shared with various ways in which users discover such content.
  • This article brings to light a few of the current obstacles and opportunities for innovation by publishers, aggregators, search engines, and library systems, and invites Learned Publishing readers to step up and identify others.

Open access explained

Introduction about Open Access