Hindawi partners with Jisc Collections to provide a new Open Access Membership offer for UK Universities.

Hindawi and Jisc Collections partner up to offer new Open Access membership to UK universities

The new approved Hindawi Open Access Membership Agreement offers special discounted rates to all Jisc members and uses the Jisc Collections model licence.  The aim is to simplify the procurement process while ensuring the best pricing for UK customers.

The Open Access Membership Agreement covers Hindawi’s new membership offerings which were developed this summer.  These include new features such as improved alerting (at submission, acceptance and publication stages), updated oversight, and management of articles (including the ability to include or exclude submitted articles from being covered by central funds). On top of that, members can directly deposit the final published article and its metadata directly into the institutional repository without requiring researcher intervention. The new membership offerings are aimed at improving the visibility of open access articles at institutions, and reducing the administrative burden that has previously been placed on institutions by researchers, funders and government mandates.

There are two types of membership covered by the Jisc agreement; ‘Associate Membership’ which is perfect for institutions looking for greater visibility and control without central financing of APCs; and ‘Deposit Membership’ which allows for a central deposit of funds and offers researchers discounts on their articles.

‘This agreement with Jisc Collections has allowed us to provide UK Institutions with two great deals on different versions of our membership’ said Matthew Green, Head of Institutional Memberships at Hindawi. ‘Our aim is to provide Institutions with a way of reducing the administrative burden while reducing the costs for their researchers to publish with Hindawi.  Working with Jisc Collections allows us to provide the best offer to the UK HE market and to take advantage of an existing framework that is already acceptable to institutions’

Liam Earney, director of Jisc Collections, added: ‘We’re really pleased with Hindawi’s positive approach to following the  guidance set out in the Jisc OA Publisher Compliance Document and working with us to develop an open access membership offering that not only alleviates some of the pressure currently on institutional administrators but offers the best value opportunities for our members’

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About Hindawi:

Hindawi Publishing Corporation is a publisher of peer-reviewed Open Access journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines. Founded in 1997, Hindawi employs more than 700 people in its Cairo and London offices and publishes more than 20,000 Open Access articles per year.