October 23, 2021

New Services: Say Hello to the Unpaywall Journals Dashboard

Something new from the team that wonderful Unpaywall service. The service will formally launch next month. A link to learn more, join the wait list, etc. is at the bottom of this post.

From the Our Research Blog:

Unpaywall Journals is a data dashboard that combines journal-level citations, downloads, Open Access statistics and more, to help librarians confidently manage their serials collections.

From the Unpaywall Journals Info Page:

Pull together comprehensive data on open access, read and publish models, and real cost-per-use data in the context of your own serials collection.

  • Include Open Access
  • Get journal-level open access details from Unpaywall, the industry leaders in Open Access data.
  • Connect with APC spending
  • Automatically determine how much money your institution pays in open access publishing fees to understand your entire spend to publishers.
  • Anticipate disruptions
  • Learn how upcoming industry changes such as Plan S, read and publish agreements, and new document delivery pathways will affect your access choices.

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We want all institutions to be able to afford this tool. To achieve this, we are setting the introductory price at $1000/year (US dollars) — less than the price of a single article APC or single journal subscription. In return for this, your institution becomes a supporter of Open Infrastructure, a partner in Unpaywall Journals, gets an Unpaywall Journals dashboard customized to your institution. You will be able to upload your own COUNTER stats, subscription history, and price lists. We’ll use this information to customize the usage, open access percentages, citations, authorships, and prices for your university.

Learn More, Register for the Waitlist

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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