SPARC Europe Briefing Papers

SPARC Europe Briefing Papers / Position Papers / Talking Points

SPARC Europe publishes briefing papers, position papers and talking points to support the OA community on specific topics. We have published the following papers so far.


  • Better ways to evaluate research and researchers, 2015
    This briefing paper addresses the issue of research evaluation, which is at the core of scholarly communication. It also looks at alternative metrics for the more effective assessment of research.






  • Publishers’ Content-Mining Policies, 2014.
    Alerting the library community to publisher text-mining and data-mining policy changes, the potential issues surrounding them and how to respond to them.




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