Publishers and publishing
Publishing sensitive data
This ARDC guide will help you to understand how to publish sensitive data for maximum benefit in a way that is safe and ethical.
Navigating copyright for libraries
This book, produced on behalf of the IFLA Copyright and other Legal Matters Advisory Committee, provides basic and advanced information about copyright, outlines limitations and exceptions, discusses communicating with users and highlights emerging copyright issues.
Combatting predatory academic journals and conferences
Led by an independent working group of international experts nominated by academies around the world, this IAP study set out to improve the understanding of what constitutes predatory practices, gauge their prevalence and impact, identify their root causes and review efforts to address them.
Report on enhancing services to preserve new forms of scholarship
This report describes preservation activities, methods and context for the 'Enhancing Services to Preserve New Forms of Scholarship' project. Digital preservation institutions, libraries and university presses examined a variety of enhanced digital publications and identified which features can be preserved at scale using tools currently...
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.
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.
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?
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...
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...
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...
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.
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,'...
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.
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...
Standards Australia Distribution and Licensing Policy Framework
This response to the Standards Australia discussion paper is informed by our commitment to providing access to information to those who need it.
Digital Platforms Inquiry: final report
The dominance of the leading digital platforms and their impact across Australia’s economy, media and society must be addressed with significant and holistic reform, according to this final report of the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry.
Mad Magazine is finished, but its ethos matters more than ever before
Today’s media environment differs considerably from the era in which Mad flourished. But it could be argued that consumers are dealing with many of the same issues, from devious advertising to mendacious propaganda.
Inclusive publishing in Australia: an introductory guide
This resource is an introductory guide for publishers and all those who contribute to the publishing workflow, including editors, proofreaders and indexers. It explains how inclusion and accessibility benefit both the community and business, and identifies the international standards for creating an accessible digital book.
Making content accessible: a guide to navigating Australian copyright law for disability access
This guide provides a simple summary of the copyright law governing access to material for people with a disability in Australia. It also includes a checklist of their major requirements and some practical advice for applying them.
Authors, attribution, and integrity: examining moral rights in the United States
This report presents an extensive review of the U.S. moral rights regime, exploring the current state of attribution and integrity interests—particularly with respect to legal and technological changes since the United States joined the Berne Convention thirty years ago.
Review of code of conduct for Australian copyright collecting societies: final report
This review report examines the extent to which the code remains the best mechanism to promote efficient, effective and transparent administration of copyright licences, and supports overall confidence in Australia’s collective copyright management system.
The value of a journal is the community it creates, not the papers it publishes
When we think about the value of journal publishing, we have a tendency to think in terms of costs per article and the potential for new technologies to reduce these costs. In this post, Lucy Montgomery and Cameron Neylonargue that we should instead focus on...
Joint statement on the importance of Open Scholarship
CAUL and the AOASG have released this joint statement about the importance of Open Scholarship. The statement responds to recommendations in the Australian Government Funding Arrangements for non-NHMRC Research report recently released by the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training.
Review of the Copyright Act 1994: issues paper
The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has released this issues paper on the Copyright Act review, signalling the first stage of public consultation on the copyright regime.
Draft ACCC guidelines to assist the Copyright Tribunal in the determination of copyright remuneration
The ACCC has developed these guidelines to assist in the determination of reasonable copyright remuneration in proceedings relating to voluntary licences and licence schemes before the Copyright Tribunal of Australia.