Jisc has also developed a separate but integrated service to help monitor APC spend, which, if wanted, can link and feed automatically into Monitor UK. Read more about Monitor Local.
About Monitor UK
Monitor UK is a shared application aggregating and presenting data analytics, enabling institutions and funders to evaluate UK cost and compliance data relating to the ‘Gold’ route to open access. The reports made available provide business intelligence not otherwise available, which can be sliced and diced by publisher and institution and filtered by date range in an easy to use web interface.
APC data is filtered by funder, allowing you to see a breakdown of journal types, pure OA or Hybrid, as well as APCs funded by different bodies. Filter down to see these data for selected institutions.
APC data is split by institution. Compare institutional spend or filter down to compare publisher cost among different institutions.
APC data is split by publisher. Compare publisher costs or filter down to compare publisher cost among different institutions.
The Monitor UK Aggregation service pilot was developed in collaboration with over 60 institutions in 2015, from which two prototypes emerged; the development work on the service was developed with a small group of 23 “pilot institutions” from December 2015-August 2016, leading to a full service available to all Jisc member institutions, if they choose to sign up to the service. Read more about the development of Monitor UK.
Monitor UK is cloud-based, so it does not require any installation on your institutional systems.
The data in Monitor UK are a combination of historic APC data collected through the Jisc TCO project; data collected from institutions; and data pushed from its sister service Monitor Local (a service which enables institutions to monitor and manage their APC costs).