Open access

We’re working to develop services, provide support, and influence policy in order to enable UK higher education to realise the rewards of open access (OA). Read our introductory guide and find out more about our role in open access.

Open Access Week (23 - 29 October 2017)

Our open access offer

Policy compliance

Helping you to meet and demonstrate compliance with different funder and publisher requirements.


Discovery, usage and impact

Supporting you to improve the visibility of your repository and demonstrate the reach and impact of your research.

  • CORE
    Aggregation of OA content from repositories and journals
    Standards-based statistics aggregation service
  • OpenDOAR
    Global directory of OA repositories

Member stories

Find out how the University of Glasgow worked with us to give a voice to Scottish open access

Valerie McCutcheon, research information manager, University of Glasgow
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Valerie McCutcheon, research information manager, University of Glasgow
©Jisc and Matt Lincoln


Quick Guide

An introduction to open access

Explore the different types of OA publishing, its benefits and how to ensure you meet funder requirements


Explore the services we are developing, and the research we are carrying out in the field of open access.