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While working on the SPARC Europe Workshop “How to make your work Open Access” I found out about Pangaea, the Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Sciences. Read More…

7 institutional benefits to implementing an Open Access policy

SPARC Europe has brought together 7 short arguments that can support you and your library when discussing introducing an Open Access Policy with your institutional management.
Pin-point the priorities and concerns of your stakeholder and then select the benefits that hold up for them.

  • Download the 7 pointers here.
  • 15 principles of transparency for scholarly publishing

    COPE, OASPA, WAME and DOAJ have collaborated in an effort to identify principles of transparency and best practice that set apart legitimate journals and publishers from non-legitimate ones. The organisations have developed a set of 15 transparency principles based on good practice worldwide. Abiding by such principles will help better ensure and promote the growth of a strong scholarly communication market providing dependable choices to our authors.

    You are invited to review these principles and feed back your comments to further strengthen the proposal on the OASPA site her:

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