Oxford University Press (OUP) and Jisc, the education and research not-for-profit, have reached a comprehensive ‘Read and Publish’ agreement. The new agreement will provide UK universities with access to OUP’s prestigious journal collection and will allow authors at participating institutions to publish 100% of their original research open access in OUP’s hybrid and fully open access journals.
David Clark, Managing Director of OUP’s Academic Division, said: ‘OUP is committed to open access publishing, and through collaboration and cooperation, we aim to move towards open access in a way that works for everyone. This agreement, achieved after much hard work at Jisc and OUP, is a significant landmark and we look forward to working with Jisc and UK institutions over the next three years.’
Anna Vernon, Head of Licensing at Jisc, says: ‘We are thrilled to have reached an agreement for our members that offers 100% open access publishing at no additional cost to the sector in 2021. This agreement is yet another step closer to making open access the default for publishing academic research.’
The agreement runs from 2021 to 2023 and is the most comprehensive deal OUP and Jisc have negotiated to date. It is the product of extensive discussion and collaboration between OUP and Jisc, with both parties sharing the aim of securing a transformative deal which allows UK researchers to access research in OUP’s full journal collection and publish their research outputs open access. The agreement offers UK researchers a robust route to compliance with funder policies.