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The value of UK HEI's to the publishing process

This report presents the results of a study undertaken by Hugh Look and Sue Sparks of Rightscom Limited to assess the cost of peer review to UK higher education institutions.

The report aims:

  • To provide a report that Vice-Chancellors, Principals and other senior HEI managers can agree represents their position on the size of these costs and their importance
  • To enable Jisc Collections to assess the value and importance of HEIs'contribution to the scholarly publishing process as a factor in their relationships with publishers
  • To raise awareness of the issue among senior managers, academics and librarians and provide them with information they may find useful in their own policymaking.