Seasonal Open Access Process review at Kent
Glasgow also reviewing processes this morning focussing on financial management with the usual suspect issues emerging:
- How can we streamline communications to the authors when we have to send them initial advice, confirm payments, confirm repository deposit – ongoing work on streamlining these
- Confusion of having so many different publisher processes and policies
- Time take from committing to pay to actual invoice receipt and actual cost being paid from and recorded on official Finance System
- Matching up transactions from Finance System to our committments – sometimes transactions are bundled and no unique identifier at early stage can exasperate this problem
Hoping consolidation of info in our EPrints repository will help alleviate some pain and we eagerly await developments from CASRAI-UK, Jisc initiatives, and sibling Pathfinder projects re how to work better together with publishers.