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SPARC tees, brochures, buttons, posters, stickers, and flyers are perfect for getting attention on campus. Order copies at cost for distribution, or download files and modify for your use. If you have any questions about source files, contact andrea [at] arl [dot] org. Everything's available under a CC 3.0 or BY license. Printed copies of the brochures are available for purchase in bulk at $15.00 per 50 copies (plus shipping and handling).

Download printable copies by clicking on the images below. To order copies of a SPARC item, contact the ARL Publications Distribution Center and refer to the item number indicated. You can order by:

1) Emailing
2) Phoning (301) 362-8196
3) Sending order information and prepayment in U.S. funds to:

ARL Publications Distribution Center
P.O. Box 531
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0531
Phone: 301-362-8196
Fax: 240-396-2479 
Visa and MasterCard are accepted. 

Returns/Claims: Defective materials are returnable for exchange at any time within 60 days of shipping. Materials damaged during shipment may be returned for exchange with the original shipping package within 60 days of receipt. Items shipped as ordered are not returnable. All claims must be made within 6 months of order date.

Click here for details of shipping and handling costs.


We've produced t-shirts for Open Access, Author Rights, and SPARC and are making them available at cost.

Shirt   Item Code
Red SPARC T-Shirt Back


Orange Open Access Shirt Front Orange Open Access Shirt Back


Gray Open Access Shirt Front Gray Open Access Shirt back


Blue Open Access Shirt back Blue Open Access Shirt front


Please specify size and item code when ordering.

Member Price: $6.00
Non-member Price: $10.00










Taxpayer Access

Taxpayer Access Buttons and Stickers

As advocate for taxpayer - or "public" - access to research and convener of the Alliance for Taxpayer Access, SPARC is pleased to offer buttons and stickers to help promote the cause. Buttons (glossy, measuring ~1x2") are available in packs of 10 for $6.50. Stickers (also glossy and about the same size, but with a white border) are available in strips of 100 for $4.00. These will be a big hit for Open Access Week. [Sticker|EPS] [Button|EPS]. Sticker item code: TAS09. Button item code: TAB09

The Right to Research: Open Access Teaser Cards


Eye-catching and inexpensive to distribute, our new Open Access teaser cards are designed to grab student attention where they roam. Order copies or print your own, tear apart, and place this guerrilla piece strategically around campus - in library carrels, around the coffee shop, or around the department. Phrases like "The article you couldn't read might have earned your paper an A+, but you'll never know" point readers directly to the problem of research access and invite them to check the Web site to learn more. Order professionally printed copies (below) or download. (**OA cards are priced at 25 copies for $6.50.** Publication number RRCARD08).


The Right to Research: The student guide to opening access to scholarship

Developed in close collaboration with students, this guide is a tool student OA advocates will use to engage more of their peers. The Right to Research: helps students recognize the problem of access; introduces the principle of Open Access; indicates how Open Access can make life as a student easier, advance research, widen access to those who need it, and increase visibility for student scholars; and offers ways to support OA. Order them or download a printable version [pages or spreads]. (Publication number RR2008).

The Right to Research: Spanish version


Author Rights

This brochure introduces the SPARC Author Addendum, a legal form that enables authors of journal articles to modify publishers’ copyright transfer agreements and allow authors to keep key rights to their articles. (Publication number AA2006)

Also available: Author Rights poster ($2.50 per piece) (AA2006P)


Open Access

The Open Access brochure describes the benefits of open access to scholarly research and tells how faculty can provide open access to their work. Facts and figures demonstrate positive effect of open access on the use and impact of research.

[Print copies for "Open Access" are not currently available. Please download the PDF from the link above or email sparc [at] arl [dot] org to be notified when print copies are available again.]


Create Change

Here you’ll get an overview of scholarly publishing challenges plus options for faculty action. The emphasis is on responses to the high prices of scholarly journals. (Publication number: CC2003)


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