Guide

A practical guide to preprints: accelerating scholarly communication

This resource provides a practical and informative guide for researchers on how to post and use preprints, and for the general public (journalists, patients, healthcare workers, etc.) on how to interpret the research published through preprints.
Strategy

A roadmap for action: academic community control of data infrastructure

The purpose of this document is to build on the 2019 SPARC Landscape Analysis by offering a roadmap of potential actions that stakeholders can use to chart both individual and collective responses. Recognising that solutions to these complex issues are not 'one size fits all,'...
Report

SPARC landscape analysis and roadmap for action: 2021 update

This publication reviews the impact of the past year on the broader research and education markets, and on key individual firms within these markets.
Report

The promise of collaboration: collective funding models and the integration of Open Access books into libraries

This report draws on desk research, alongside a combination of interviews, workshop discussions and pre-workshop surveys with librarians and individuals involved in library consortia. The report tackles a simple question - how can open access books be more successfully integrated into scholarly libraries?
Journal article

Do open access journal articles experience a citation advantage? Results and methodological reflections of an application of multiple measures to an analysis by WoS subject areas

This study is one of the first that uses the recently introduced open access (OA) labels in the Web of Science (WoS) metadata to investigate whether OA articles published in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) listed journals experience a citation advantage in comparison to...
Journal article

An intersectional approach to analyse gender productivity and open access: a bibliometric analysis of the Italian National Research Council

Gender and openness are key elements of responsible research and innovation. This paper represents a first exploration of the inter-linkages between gender and OA analysing the scientific production of researchers of the Italian National Research Council under a gender perspective integrated with the different OA...
Discussion paper

Supporting Australian stories on our screens: options paper

In response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry, the government requested that Screen Australia and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) co-author this options paper considering how to best support Australian stories on our screens in a modern, multi-platform...
Report

Driven by demand: public library perspectives on the elending market

This report presents findings from a national survey of Australian public libraries exploring how libraries decide which ebooks to purchase. It reports on data about the goals libraries have in building ebook collections, and how they manage and balance those goals against constraints they face.
Guide

Creative Commons style guide 2019

This guide should be used by any person responsible for creating communication materials and/ or visual assets for Creative Commons (CC), including graphic designers, video editors, developers, and professional printers. It’s also a useful reference for CC staff, affiliates, community members, and CC Chapters.
Report

Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access and Plan S (SPA OPS): final project report

This report presents the results of work to identify and assess a range of potential models through which learned societies could successfully transition to the requirements of Plan S. Based on the research undertaken, the report sets out recommendations for learned society publishers and other...