“You’ve Signed on to the Boycott, Now What? A SPARC Guide for Campus Action”

This new guide from SPARC [pdf] includes the following steps for researchers to consider “to help create a more equitable publishing system”. They include the following:

  • Consider the benefits of open access
  • Examine the subscription prices charged by journals
  • Know your rights
  • Choose referee assignments carefully
  • Leverage your influence as an editor
  • Investigate available campus publishing initiatives
  • Promote a wiser tenure and promotion system
  • Advocate for campus open access policies
  • Engage in the larger policy debate

from “You’ve signed on to the boycott, now what? A SPARC guide for campus action

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