In a bold effort, the University of California Office of Scholarly Communications has created a toolkit for those negotiating with publishers. The toolkit, well-conceived and including specific UC examples, can assist anyone in approaching complex negotiations (not only with publishers) and includes a section on communications efforts and execution, stressing the importance of the role of data analytics in the negotiation process.
The Office has also made public a recent presentation of the UC strategy to its leadership (link, with video, below).
- University of California Office of Scholarly Communications (2019). Negotiating with scholarly journal publishers: A toolkit from the University of California. Retrieved from https://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-at-uc/publisher-negotiations/negotiating-with-scholarly-journal-publishers-a-toolkit/
- Waibel, Günter (2019). Update on open access and academic journal contracts: a presentation to the UC Board of Regents’ Academic and Student Affairs Committee. Retrieved from https://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/2019/07/update-on-open-access-and-academic-journal-contracts/