With Plan S now in force, many publishers are turning to Read+Publish deals (with a single payment covering both reading and publishing) as a way of meeting their open access (OA) obligations. This creates new reporting requirements, for which both MasterVision and PaperStack can provide excellent support.
The key here is to be able to track accepted submissions against the author’s institution, in order to record how many articles each institution has published. This might sound straightforward, but there are a number of complexities which make it difficult for publishers to get this information from the raw submissions data. Handily, DataSalon already have a well-tested toolkit designed to help publishers overcome these kinds of issues.
- Data is at the individual level: Accepted submissions data is associated with authors, but reporting needs to be at the institutional level. Our automatching tools use affiliation and email information to link authors to the institutions they work for. These tools are flexible enough to match a wide variety of name forms, typos, and so on, so that the right institution can be assigned regardless of differences in the way the data has been entered.
- Data may need to be rolled up: Author affiliations may be at a more specific level than that of the relevant Read+Publish deal. We can offer flexible support for rolling up to any level of the hierarchy, for example assigning accepted submissions from a department to the main university, or reporting at the consortia level. Publishers may wish to specify a particular set of institutions as Read+Publish participants and have submissions rolled up to that level.
- Data is separate for each journal: Our reporting tools can report across all journals, or across a subset of journals. For example, you may want to look only at the OA journals to which a deal currently relates, or you may want to assess the impact of turning a non-OA journal into an OA journal.
- Data is duplicated: Where papers have multiple authors, it’s important that these should only be counted once in the reporting. We can ensure this by looking only at corresponding authors.
- Data is split across systems: Many publishers use more than one submissions management system and will need to look at an institution’s activity across these. We can collect data directly from ScholarOne, Editorial Manager and eJournalPress, and load it into MasterVision or PaperStack, making it easy to integrate the information from multiple systems.
DataSalon can also deal with any publisher-specific requirements you may have; for example, we can support voucher data (associated with a given article plus institution).
If you’re in search of an easy solution to help you get to grips with Read+Publish reporting, please get in touch to discuss how we can use your data in MasterVision or PaperStack to support your needs.