This JISC Scholarly Communications Action Handbook provides guidance and suggested actions, in an effort to address researchers' scholarly communication concerns and improve current practices. The series of actions were created in consultation with the community and should help to establish change. The masterlist of actions is extensive (90 different actions), and is best navigated by starting at one of the following access points: stakeholder groups, activities, concerns or hot topics, as seen below.
A 2007 JISC survey of researchers highlighted accessibility, copyright, cost and quality as four broad areas of concern (see the overview of concerns). Clearly there is a need to provide researchers with information to address these concerns and provide guidance to institutions about what they can be doing to support researchers and sustainable scholarly communication. The hope is that these (continuing) changes and developments will provide a better scholarly communication environment.