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Job announcement: SPARC Europe Director


SPARC Europe is looking for a new Director.

Are you interested in achieving more in the areas of Open Access, Open Data, Open Educational Resources, Open Peer Review, Research Evaluation and Research Integrity in Europe?

Then this position could be for you. See the job announcement here.

Europe’s Open Access Champions launches

EOACCreating the cultural change to embrace and implement Open Access is a tough nut to crack. Open Access champions from senior management and from the research community can help change the hearts and minds of their peers. With that aim in mind, SPARC Europe and some of its members are showcasing selected persons behind Open Access by way of a new online Open Access advocacy service: Europe’s Open Access Champions. We invite you to get inspired by their stories, motivations and visions on Open Access here:

SPARC Europe publishes new high-level strategic plan for 2020

SPARC Europe outlines its new vision, mission and value proposition. In addition, it describes its key goals for the coming years as well as high level activities.
Click here for more info

New Business Plan Toolkit for OA Journals

busSPARC Europe commissioned this toolkit to help those thinking of starting an OA journal. A business plan toolkit for OA journals addresses how to describe the business venture, the market context, how to address governance and ownership, develop operational, marketing and financial plans and look at risk assessment. Read it here.

Report on University-Based Publishing, Spring 2015

Intelligence on university-based Open Access publishing commissioned by SPARC Europe in the Spring of 2015. Download the report here.

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