Emerald Publishing partners with Jisc to combine access to Emerald’s research with a sustainable approach to green open access

Emerald Publishing and Jisc announce a new agreement that will help authors in humanities and social sciences auto-deposit green open access papers in institutional repositories.

The agreement is one of the first of its kind, bringing leading applied research to members whilst saving time and reducing the administrative effort of tracking down deposit copies.  

Building on Emerald’s existing zero embargo green open access1 policy, the new agreement will mean that authors accepted manuscripts (AAM) will be auto-deposited to their institutional repository via Jisc’s Publications Router when their institution has a subscription to the journal. Articles will be deposited based on the author’s affiliation at the time of submission, under a UKRI OA compliant licence.  

At the heart of the partnership is a shared passion  for the accessibility of research, user experience and innovation to support unfunded research. This new approach  paves the way for easier, open publishing by  addressing  the changing needs of Jisc  members  and their researchers.   

Shelley Allen, head of open research at Emerald  Publishing  said: 

“We are delighted to be working with Jisc. This agreement offers a great way to provide the research community with a simple solution for making their work open and to increase adoption of open practices within member institutions.

By enabling auto-deposit of the AAM for current subscriptions, it will offer a sustainable, customer centric journey for both the members and the wider research community. We ultimately want to make research more accessible and discoverable, and this service is a fantastic way to achieve this.” 

Anna Vernon, head of Jisc licensing said:

“Our agreements aim to provide maximum access to research publications, and the Emerald agreement recognises the need for a variety of models to achieve an affordable transition to open access. We are very pleased to work with Emerald to provide an alternative to APC-based models.” 

Emerald  Publishing  was  recently  recognised for  their  innovation, creativity and vision  when they were  awarded Independent Publisher of the Year and Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year  by  the  Independent Publishers Guild.  

“This partnership with Jisc  is exactly the kind  of innovative collaboration that helps further the shared passion to develop ways to make publishing research simpler, widely accessible,  and more  discoverable, and that can ultimately drive real impact to society and people’s lives,”

adds Allen. 

You can find more information on open research at Emerald Publishing on their website.