17th February 2017

OA documents

SPARC Europe papers SPARC Europe publishes briefing papers, position papers, opinion pieces and talking points to support the Open Access and Open Science communities on specific topics. We have published the following papers … Read More

17th February 2017

Authors taking OA action

Recommendations for researchers and authors Strive to retain your copyright for publication with no restrictions as recommended by Science Europe in its New Science Europe Principles on Open Access Publisher Services … Read More

17th February 2017

Publishers taking OA action

Recommendations for publishers Promote the benefits of Open Access to your authors and readers Experiment with new journal titles and new forms of Open Access publishing Register your journal in the … Read More

17th February 2017

Universities taking OA action

Recommendations for universities Have your library establish an Institutional Repository (IR) with necessary resources and support to pursue optimal communication and promotion Develop an Open Access or publishing policy From a … Read More

17th February 2017

Funders taking OA action

Recommendations for funders What policies already exist? An overview of current funder mandates can be found in the The Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies (ROARMAP) When implementing an … Read More

17th February 2017

Who we work with

Our partnerships To more fully deliver on our mission and deepen the open science and open access network, as well as to avoid any overlap in activities, SPARC Europe has established a … Read More

17th February 2017

Open Access challenges

Challenges to be dealt with The need for researchers to maximise the dissemination and impact of their research; The need for readers to have access to the full corpus of relevant research … Read More

17th February 2017

What is Open Access?

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access is the needed modern update … Read More