As the demand for Open Access (OA) journals and articles increases, so has the frequency with which academic institutions are submitting payments for APCs (article processing charges) to publishers. As a result, universities face a number of challenges new to the academic community. Rob Johnson, founder of the UK-based Research Consulting, tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally what administrators should know when tracking funding sources, submitting multiple payments, and responding to compliance mandates.
Most recently, Rob Johnson served as Head of Research Operations at the University of Nottingham, with responsibility for financial and administrative oversight of the University’s £400m portfolio of research projects. The University of Nottingham is a longstanding advocate of open access publishing within the UK, and was one of the first UK universities to adopt an intermediary for handling Article Processing Charges (APCs).
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