The library’s critical role in the shift to open access publishing

Johns Hopkins University uses InCites and Web of Science data to evaluate their open access strategy in reaction to policy changes from federal funding agencies.

In August 2022, the US government released a public access memo to federal departments and agencies, a.k.a. the Nelson Memo, which advises agencies to update their public access policies to provide free, immediate (without embargo), and equitable access to research that is federally funded by Dec. 31, 2025. Johns Hopkins University needed to analyze their open access budget to ensure it was going to support their federally funded research appropriately.

Read the case study to learn more about how Johns Hopkins University (JHU) used InCites Benchmarking & Analytics to inform decisions surrounding open access publishing agreements and to help JHU scholars to demonstrate the impact of their work.