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 so far.

  • The Open Data Citation Advantage, 2017
    This SPARC Europe briefing paper shows some of the evidence that open data practice is having a positive impact on certain academic domains.
  • 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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