Jane Anders

Service owner


I am responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Sherpa services products, which support open access compliance and best practices for researchers, publishers, funders, and institutions.

I am passionate about product management, advancing open access and supporting the open access community with reliable and user-friendly tools and resources.


I am an information professional with a background in information management and science information provision. I am a chartered member of CILIP and an associate member of ILM. My experience includes delivering expertise in open access, data collection and analysis of information and data.

Selected papers

Pinfield, S., Salter, J., Bath, P. A., Hubbard, B., Millington, P., Anders, J. H.S. and Hussain, A. (2014), Open-access repositories worldwide, 2005–2012: Past growth, current characteristics, and future possibilities. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 65: 2404–2421. doi: 10.1002/asi.23131

Sturges, P., Bamkin, M., Anders, J. H.S., Hubbard, B., Hussain, A. and Heeley, M. (2015), Research data sharing: Developing a stakeholder-driven model for journal policies. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66: 2445–2455. doi: 10.1002/asi.23336

Bamkin, Marianne; Smith, Jane; Hussain, Azhar, Journals and their Policies on Data Sharing: Lessons from the JoRD Project. LIBER 2013, Munich, Germany

Bamkin, Marianne; Smith, Jane; Sturges, Paul; Hussain, Azhar; Hubbard, Bill, Publisher interest towards a role for journals in data-sharing: The findings of the JoRD project. ELPUB2013. Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing 13-14 June 2013, Karlskrona, Sweden