Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences joins Publications Router – Research

“The National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America is now supplying articles from its flagship journal, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), to Jisc’s Publications Router service for onward distribution to UK institutional repositories….”

DeepGreen – Advanced Test Phase and Pilot Operation since March 2021

Project Deep Green aims to transfer scientific publications, which can be made freely available at the end of their embargo period, into Open Acess repositories. The focus over the next two years will be on licenses which are funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and have been negotiated nationwide. These licenses are called Allianz-Lizenzen, and they contain special Open-Access regulations.

The experience gathered from Allianz license agreements since 2011 shows, that the circle of authorized authors (or their instiutional representatives) hardly ever make use of these Open Access rights. In a span of 2 years the projects aims to make the agreed upon Open Access condition easy to use on a technical level and if possible to make them automatic. Which would enable publishers to deliver these publications periodically through defined interfaces to Open Access repositories, rather than having authors or the authorized libraries put them in manually.

During the 2 year project phase, the goal is to make these agreed upon Open Access regulations comfortable on a technical level and if possible automatize them. Authors or the authorized libraries would then no longer be responsible of transfering publications into Ope Access repositories, instead publishers would deliver them periodically through a defined interface. For this the project partners will build a technical platform as a data hub: participating publishers transfer the publications and metadata through the interface and authorized institutional or subject repositories receive the data. The publishers Karger and SAGE are pilot partners for the project.

On July 29th 2019 DeepGreen started into an advanced test phase. The DeepGreen project aims at lowering the barriers for open access publishing by automatically delivering metadata and full text publications from participating publishers to authorized repositories at German universities.

Aims of the advanced test phase

In preparation for a later live operation, the advanced test phase aims at gaining experience with extensive data deliveries from publishers as well as handling different repository software (including OPUS4, DSpace, EPrints and MyCoRe). Furthermore, the amount of support that must be provided, will be tested in practice. Following the advanced test phase, a feedback session between repository operators and the project consortium is planned.

Following this test phase, the service entered its pilot operation in March 2021. Thanks to collaboration with publishers De Gruyter, Frontiers, Future Medicine, Hogrefe, Karger, MDPI, Sage, and Wiley, DeepGreen was able to automatically distribute more than 35,000 articles to more than 60 research institutions in Germany between September 2019 and June 2021.

Disturbance of greedy publishing to academia

Questionable publications have been criticized for their greedy behaviour, yet have not been investigated their influence on academia quantitatively. Here, we probe the impact of questionable publications through the systematic and comprehensive analysis for the various participants in academia compared with their most similar unquestioned counterparts using billions of citation records: the brokers, e.g. journals and publishers, and prosumers, e.g. authors. Our analysis reveals that the questionable publishers decorate their citation score by the publisher-level self-citations to their journals while they control the journal-level self-citations to evade the evaluation of the journal indexing services; thus, it is hard to detect by conventional journal-level metrics, which our novel metric can capture. We also show that both novelty and influence are lower for the questionable publications than their counterparts implying the negative effect of questionable publications in the academic ecosystem, which provides a valuable basis for future policy-making.

Wiley supplies full-text open access articles to Publications Router – Research

“Wiley has become the latest publisher to distribute open access full-text articles to UK institutional repositories via Jisc’s Publications Router, making institutions’ research outputs more visible.

Publications Router is an alerting service that automatically sends research articles to institutions’ systems such as their repositories or CRISs.

Wiley, one of the world’s largest publishers of scholarly journals, now actively deposits open access content from both their hybrid and wholly open access titles across a range of disciplines from science and medicine to arts and humanities, law, business, social sciences and many others.

The arrangement with Wiley and Publications Router builds upon the read and publish agreement for UK institutions agreed via Jisc Collections, as a result of which most UK-authored articles published with Wiley are made open access….”

Wiley supplies full-text open access articles to Publications Router – Research

“Wiley has become the latest publisher to distribute open access full-text articles to UK institutional repositories via Jisc’s Publications Router, making institutions’ research outputs more visible.

Publications Router is an alerting service that automatically sends research articles to institutions’ systems such as their repositories or CRISs.

Wiley, one of the world’s largest publishers of scholarly journals, now actively deposits open access content from both their hybrid and wholly open access titles across a range of disciplines from science and medicine to arts and humanities, law, business, social sciences and many others.

The arrangement with Wiley and Publications Router builds upon the read and publish agreement for UK institutions agreed via Jisc Collections, as a result of which most UK-authored articles published with Wiley are made open access….”

Publications Router is integrated with Haplo – Jisc scholarly communications

“Publications Router, the service from Jisc that adds research articles automatically to repositories, is now fully interoperable with Haplo Repository, an open-source repository and research information management system. This means that the Router service is now available to you if your institution uses Haplo and is a Jisc member….”

Publications Router is now integrated with Pure – Jisc scholarly communications

“Jisc’s Publications Router service is now fully integrated with Pure, the research information management system provided by Elsevier. This means that institutions that use Pure to manage the open access exposure of their researchers’ articles can now benefit from the automated supply of content and alerts that Router provides.

The integration now means Router is available to the 40-50 Pure-using UK HEIs for the first time….”

Publications Router can now be used with Symplectic Elements | Jisc scholarly communications

“You can now take advantage of Jisc’s Publications Router service if your institution uses Symplectic Elements as its research information management system. A collaborative pilot study has established that the two systems can work successfully together to help you capture details of your researchers’ articles….”

Publications Router can now be used with Symplectic Elements | Jisc scholarly communications

“You can now take advantage of Jisc’s Publications Router service if your institution uses Symplectic Elements as its research information management system. A collaborative pilot study has established that the two systems can work successfully together to help you capture details of your researchers’ articles….”

December 2019 open access update now available | Jisc scholarly communications

“A range of enhancement reports in this issue. To pick a couple: we are delighted to report that Publications Router is now receiving feeds from 11 publishers and feedback from users suggests that the service is increasing in importance to institutional workflows. We are also very pleased to have added nearly 900 new repositories to OpenDOAR after working with CORE colleagues and carrying out some extensive QA work to resolve previously unlisted repositories. As the dust from the general election settles and policies are announced, we are looking forward to using the capabilities we have built into our new Romeo infrastructure to respond to national policy compliance. We talked a little about this at our recent event on “Planning for Plan-S”, which was well received by attendees with some good conversations and thinking about the challenge, and all this in the midst of REF preparations.  The event has given us some very useful feedback for future institutional needs. As we go forward into REF and Plan S next year, we will all face challenges and changes, but we are here to support you throughout. As ever, get in touch with us and tell us about the way you use our services: what you like, what you don’t like and anything you would like to see improved….”

Improved EPrints plugin for receiving Publications Router feeds into RIOXX | Jisc scholarly communications

“A new EPrints plugin is now available that improves the way Jisc’s Publications Router service populates your RIOXX-enabled EPrints repository, reducing the need for manual editing.

This new version replaces an earlier plugin. We’re here to support you in installing and using it – more details below….

The new version makes the following further improvements:

Router can now populate the RIOXX licence fields (ali:license_ref) correctly both for metadata-only notifications as well as those that include full text. It will do this even if the publisher’s licence is not a Creative Commons one, by adding the exact licence URL specified by the publisher.
The “free-to-read” flag is now set correctly by EPrints, taking into account any embargo period specified in the publisher’s metadata.
There are some minor formatting improvements to text appearing in the “Additional Information” field….”

SAGE Publishing supplies full-text articles to Publications Router | Jisc scholarly communications

“SAGE Publishing, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publishers, is now supplying full-text content to Jisc’s Publications Router service. The research articles, which span a wide range of subject areas, are then distributed to institutions and automatically ingested into their open repositories, enabling them to capture and disseminate the outputs of their researchers….”

IOP Publishing supplies full-text content to Publications Router | Jisc scholarly communications

“IOP Publishing, the publishing arm of the Institute of Physics, has become the latest publisher to supply full-text articles to Jisc’s Publications Router for onward distribution to institutions’ open repositories. This helps the institutions capture and disseminate the articles their researchers have written, showcasing the results of their research programmes and helping them demonstrate compliance with funding bodies’ open access requirements….”