Monitor UK helps higher education institutions (HEIs) review and interrogate national data relating to the publication of open access (OA) outputs. Variables include university, publisher, value of article processing charge (APC) and type of publication, including both ‘gold’ and ‘green’ publication routes.
Universities can use this information to benchmark and plan their own scholarly communications.
Monitor UK takes most of its data directly from its partner product Monitor Local although it is also possible to manually enter institutional data.
Benefits for institutions
Gives evidence to help you advocate and plan for OA
Understand average article processing charge values across UK publishers and institutions
Analyse how many APCs were for articles in pure OA journals versus hybrid journals
Gain insights into the different variables involved in ‘gold’ and ‘green’ open access
Comply cost-effectively with the open access policies of research funding bodies, notably the policy on open access and the Research Excellence Framework (REF)
Benefits for repository and library staff
Reduce administrative effort because a range of data related to article processing charges appears in a single interface
Benchmark your APCs alongside those of other institutions
Present data on APC spend to senior leadership teams using clear graphs and charts