- Be seen to be helping institutions in their long-standing aspiration to capture and disseminate copies of the outputs of their researchers.
- Help UK institutions comply with the policy of open access and the REF, and mandates and policies from other bodies.
- Help institutions accurately capture and respect your licensing terms, including any embargo periods.
How to join
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning Publications Router, if you would like to find out more.
How it works
Publications Router aims to pass notifications about research articles to UK institutions matching the affiliations of the authors, including all the co-authors, or their ORCIDs.
One of its key aims is to assist institutions in their compliance with the policy on open access and the REF.
An ideal workflow would consist of two notifications for each article, one at acceptance and another at publication. This can be varied depending on your workflow and turn-around times from acceptance to publication.
- Upon acceptance the notification should include basic metadata about the article accompanied, if possible, by the accepted manuscript:
- The article's DOI
- The article's title (even if still subject to change)
- The full list of (co-)authors and, crucially, their affiliations (and ORCIDs if available).
- The title of the journal.
- Upon publication the notification should include finalised metadata:
- The article's DOI
- The article's title
- The full list of (co-)authors and, crucially, their affiliations (and ORCIDs if available)
- The full bibliographic details (including year of publication, journal title, volume, page numbers)
- The details of any embargo period that may apply to any version you have sent us (accepted manuscript and/or version of record). This could be encoded using NISO ALI metadata, for example.
Our standard process is for publishers to supply the metadata as JATS (or NLM) XML, accompanied by content files, via FTP. Fuller technical documentation for this is available on request (via email@example.com; please mention Publications Router).
We are actively exploring additional options for ingesting notifications more flexibly, especially at acceptance.
Publications Router takes no view on what the embargo period or licensing terms should be, but undertakes to pass these on to the institutions if you provide them. If you supply embargoed content and metadata specifying an embargo end-date that applies to it, we will require institutions to respect the embargo that you stipulate in this way. This commitment forms part of a contract between Jisc and participating institutions, and between Jisc and participating publishers.
More detail on how you can transmit this information to Publications Router is given in the technical documentation listed below.
Please see here for details of Publications Router architecture and how to connect to it.