As part of our open science strategy, Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) is pleased to announce our new partnership with OA Switchboard, a mission-driven, community led initiative designed to simplify the sharing of information between stakeholders about open access publications throughout the whole publication journey.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the OA Switchboard to improve the visibility of the work we publish,” says Elaine Stott, Chief Executive Officer of CSP. “This initiative enables institutions, consortia and funders to report open access information from all participating publishers within a singular data format.”
As of January 1, 2024, all open access manuscripts published in CSP journals, trigger an automatic P1 message (a set of metadata related to a specific article publication) upon version of record publication to the affiliated librarian or research funder confirming the published article’s details. These will be sent to libraries, consortia, and funders active within the OA Switchboard program.
As an independent intermediary, OA Switchboard aims to connect parties and systems, streamlining and simplifying the exchange of OA related publication-level information.
The OA Switchboard:
- offers standardised and authoritative publication metadata for internal and external reporting and purchasing decisions
- enables libraries to monitor deal compliance across many publishers and confirm author and article compliance
- delivers structured version of record metadata format (JSON and Excel)
- feeds data automatically into existing funder, institution and library systems for further integration, processing and analysis
- adopts the ESAC and Jisc standard reporting recommendations
“OA Switchboard shapes collaborative infrastructure to make the ecosystem work better for everyone. It is a mission-driven practical solution, that thrives on collaboration. The more stakeholders connect, the better the service for everyone. We are delighted to have Canadian Science Publishing, with their OA ambitions, participate in the initiative,” says Yvonne Campfens, Executive Director of Stichting OA Switchboard.
For more information on how you can join the OA Switchboard, contact Yvonne Campfens, Executive Director. You can also learn more about OA Switchboard in this three-minute video.
About Canadian Science Publishing
Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) is an independent, not-for-profit leader in mobilizing science, making sure it is easy to discover, use, and share. Featuring content from a global community of researchers, CSP is Canada’s largest publisher of peer-reviewed science journals.
About OA Switchboard
The OA Switchboard is a mission-driven, community led initiative designed to simplify the sharing of information between stakeholders about open access publications throughout the whole publication journey. It provides a standardised messaging protocol and shared infrastructure that is designed to operate and integrate with all stakeholder systems. It is built by and for the people who use it, and is leveraged with existing PID’s.
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