We recently announced our support for the OA Switchboard initiative, a not-for-profit, industry-wide collaboration among publishers, academic institutions and research funding organisations.
We're pleased to announce that it's now all systems go, with Royal Society of Chemistry Product Manager, Charlie Quigg, saying: "I have to commend OA Switchboard on their approach. They were able to integrate smoothly with our existing systems and setup only took two meetings and a few weeks of work on their side, with no development work on ours. Within hours of going live, multiple participating institutions were notified of published articles."
As an independent intermediary, OA Switchboard aims to connect parties and systems, streamlining and simplifying the exchange of OA related publication-level information.
Yvonne Campfens, Executive Director of Stichting OA Switchboard says: “OA Switchboard shapes collaborative infrastructure to make the ecosystem work better for everyone. It is a mission-driven practical solution, that thrives on collaboration. The more stakeholders connect, the better the service for everyone. We are delighted to have The Royal Society of Chemistry, with their OA ambitions, participate in the initiative.”