Ithaka S+R US faculty survey 2021
The Ithaka S+R 'US Faculty Survey 2021' has been designed to track critical trends in higher education over time, while also including new questions and thematic areas to address newly emerging trends in the field. This report outlines the survey findings.
A culture of copyright
This report was commissioned by the 'Towards a National Collection' programme, to better understand the ways in which open access shapes how the United Kingdom’s digital cultural heritage collections can be accessed and reused.
Open textbooks and social justice: a national scoping study
This study investigates the potential for open textbooks to assist with improving the experience and outcomes of under-represented higher education students in the Australian context.
Are we walking the talk? A snapshot of how academic LIS journals are (or aren't) enacting disciplinary values
The academic library field claims to value social responsibility, open access, equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). But academic library journal practices do not always reflect these values. This article describes a mixed-method study designed to operationalise and measure these values in practice.
Open Research toolkit
This toolkit was created by the Open Research Working Group, comprising representatives of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL). The toolkit supports Australasian institutions to implement or further develop open research policy, strategy and practice.
SPARC landscape analysis and roadmap for action: 2021 update
This publication reviews the impact of the past year on the broader research and education markets, and on key individual firms within these markets.
What’s the big deal?
This study represents the first attempt by a group of libraries to come together to examine user perspectives on 'Big Deal' subscription bundle cancellations across a variety of institutional and cancellation contexts.
UK PID Consortium: cost-benefit analysis
This report was commissioned by Jisc in early 2021, as part of their multi-year programme exploring how persistent identifiers (PIDs) can be used to reduce friction in the ongoing transition to open research.
The promise of collaboration: collective funding models and the integration of Open Access books into libraries
This report draws on desk research, alongside a combination of interviews, workshop discussions and pre-workshop surveys with librarians and individuals involved in library consortia. The report tackles a simple question - how can open access books be more successfully integrated into scholarly libraries?
Advancing science or advancing careers? Researchers’ opinions on success indicators
This study found most researchers work far beyond their expected work schedule and, although they spend most of their time doing research, respondents wished they could dedicate more time to it and spend less time writing grants and performing other activities such as administrative duties...
Publishing at any cost: a cross-sectional study of the amount that medical researchers spend on open access publishing each year
This study aimed to estimate the financial costs paid by individual medical researchers from meeting the article processing charges (APCs) levied by open access journals in 2019.
Completeness of open access FluNet influenza surveillance data for Pan-America in 2005–2019
The proposed metric outlined in this article could navigate experts in assessing open access data quality and quantity for conducting credible statistical analyses, estimating disease trends, and developing outbreak forecasting systems.
An intersectional approach to analyse gender productivity and open access: a bibliometric analysis of the Italian National Research Council
Gender and openness are key elements of responsible research and innovation. This paper represents a first exploration of the inter-linkages between gender and OA analysing the scientific production of researchers of the Italian National Research Council under a gender perspective integrated with the different OA...
Do open access journal articles experience a citation advantage? Results and methodological reflections of an application of multiple measures to an analysis by WoS subject areas
This study is one of the first that uses the recently introduced open access (OA) labels in the Web of Science (WoS) metadata to investigate whether OA articles published in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) listed journals experience a citation advantage in comparison to...
COPIM - Revenue models for Open Access monographs 2020
The Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs project (COPIM) has released this major report analysing the open access (OA) economic models in use today in scholarly publishing. The report builds on a decade of studies written by OA advocates and consultants around the world, and...
Science publishing has opened up during the coronavirus pandemic. It won’t be easy to keep it that way
Scientists and science publishers are sharing information as fast as they can during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speed and openness bring new challenges, but they are the way forward for research.
WP5 scoping report: building an open dissemination system
This scoping report concentrates on the metadata required by the key stakeholders in the scholarly communications supply chain in order to define a best practice for all stakeholders as regards the metadata types and formats that are required to allow open access publishers to meaningfully...
Plan S: Rights retention strategy
cOAlition S has developed this strategy to give researchers supported by a cOAlition S Organisation the freedom to publish in their journal of choice, including subscription journals, whilst remaining fully compliant with Plan S.
Drivers of article processing charges in open access
It is no longer readers and libraries paying subscription fees, but scientific organizations and authors themselves who pay for the cost of having their article published to allow unrestricted access. Data shows a tremendous variance in article processing charges (APC) across journals, and this study...
Open content activities in libraries: same direction, different trajectories
This report synthesises findings from the 2018-19 Global Council survey on current and future planned open content activities for a global cohort of research and university libraries.
Consolidating institutional repositories in a digital, free, open access publication platform for all scholarly output
This paper explains the University Journals project, and how the involved universities want to facilitate a valuable alternative publication platform that complies with Plan S principles that enables publication and dissemination of all research outcomes.
Developing a persistent identifier roadmap for open access to UK research
Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are a crucial technical component of the modern scholarly information system. The fact that PIDs are built to operate ‘between’ systems and to serve as linking structures gives them a special resonance in open research systems.
Advancing Open: views from scholarly communications practitioners
In May 2019, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries hosted 'Advancing Open,' a gathering for Canadian scholarly communication practitioners to discuss ways to advance open scholarship in Canada. This report summarises the discussion from the event, outlining the state of open scholarship in Canada and...
Creative Commons style guide 2019
This guide should be used by any person responsible for creating communication materials and/ or visual assets for Creative Commons (CC), including graphic designers, video editors, developers, and professional printers. It’s also a useful reference for CC staff, affiliates, community members, and CC Chapters.
Creating our values: open access for Aotearoa
This report provides five recommendations for how New Zealand can improve the implementation and accessibility of open source information.