Browse a representative sample of the various reports, presentations, articles, and activities ScholarNext has produced.


  • American Heart Association Open Data Policy.  The AHA's requirements covering most research grants awarded by the Association was developed with ScholarNext's guidance and expertise.
  • Open Research Funders Group.  The Open Research Funders Group (ORFG) is a partnership of funding organizations committed to the open sharing of research outputs. This will benefit society by accelerating the pace of discovery, reducing information-sharing gaps, encouraging innovation, and promoting reproducibility. The ORFG will speak in an amplified voice, and engage a range of stakeholders to develop actionable principles and policies that enable sharing and collaboration across the global research enterprise.  Greg Tananbaum serves as the project coordinator and has stewarded the ORFG from conception through execution.
  • Pay-It-Forward Report.  Greg Tananbaum served as project manager and co-author for this Mellon-funded modelling of sustainable Open Access Article Processing Charges.  The investigation was a joint initiative of the University of California, under the leadership of UC Davis and the California Digital Library (CDL).  It included input from three major research libraries (Harvard University, Ohio State University and the University of British Columbia),  the ten University of California campus libraries, the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), and Elsevier (Scopus).
  • Article-Level Metrics.  This SPARC guide, authored by Greg Tananbaum, explores the definition, application, opportunities and challenges presented by Article-Level Metrics (ALMs). It also delves into the connection of ALM’s to the Open Access environment, and their potential application in the research evaluation and tenure and promotion processes.
  • NISO Recommended Practice Access and License Indicators.  Greg Tananbaum co-chaired this National Information Standards Organization (NISO) effort to standardize bibliographic metadata describing the accessibility and licensing terms of journal articles.
  • "Institutional Repositories: The Promises of Yesterday, The Promises of Tomorrow".  This book chapter, written by Greg Tananbaum, appears in The Institutional Repository: Benefits and Challenges, published by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association.
  • Implementing an Open Data Policy: A Primer for Research Funders.  This SPARC community resource, authored by Greg Tananbaum, addresses key issues that research funders encounter when considering the adoption and implementation of an open data policy.  It covers topics such as how to decide on the range of activities an open data policy should cover, options for where data can be deposited, and how privacy and other concerns can be managed.
  • How Open Is It? Guide to the Components of Open Access.  This guide, devised by ScholarNext on behalf of PLOS and SPARC, moves the conversation from “Is It Open Access?” to “How Open Is It?”.  It illustrates a nuanced continuum of more versus less open.  This enables users to compare and contrast publications and policies across a grid of clearly defined components related to readership, reuse, copyright, author and automatic posting, and machine readability.
  • SHARE Progress Report.  As a founding member of the SHARE operations team, Greg Tananbaum helped develop the strategy and the functionality behind SHARE Notify, a normalized feed of research release events used by universities, research funders, and government agencies.  This presentation summarizes the first year of the project.