Katie Shamash

Open access data analyst

My blog posts

Article processing charges in 2016

Each year since 2013, Jisc Collections has asked UK institutions to submit data on their article processing charges ( APCs ). Last year, we published... >>

Jisc scholarly communications blog


I work with data in order to improve open access and scholarly communication. I work with stakeholders in the UK and abroad to standardise data and increase transparency.

I gather data from a range of sources, analyse it in a reproducible way, and present the research to inform decisions on open access. 


I graduated from Concordia University in Montreal with a degree in English Literature, Creative Writing, and Computer Science, and did a Master's in publishing at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

Prior to working at Jisc, I worked in trade publishing.

My interests are in using data to improve the way information is shared and understood.