SPARK (Scholarship, Publishing, Arts, Research, and Knowledge) is Bethel's open access digital commons repository.
This guide will explain what content SPARK hosts, its features, and its benefits. It also explains how to submit content for publication.
SPARK is purpose-built to showcase academic work
Bethel faculty, students, administrators, collegiate organizations, and committees are encouraged to participate in publishing their works.
Benefits of Open Scholarship using SPARK
SPARK extends Bethel's reach and reputation, advances access to research and knowledge, and allows for sharing and reuse.
Amplified exposure on the Digital Commons Network not only allow authors to shine, but also allow added exposure for their affiliated institution and its achievements.
SPARK enriches Bethel's collegiate community by providing value and attracting quality faculty, students, and staff which provide a value-added impact to our university.
SPARK uses search engine optimization and discoverability best practices so its publications have an improved ranking within Google search results.
SPARK is maintained and administered by Bethel University Library who provides support for this publishing service.
For questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our policy is to ask the author to check for self-archiving rights with the journal their article is published in. Check the journal's website for publishing policies or search for a specific journal and its publishing policies in Sherpa/Romeo.
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