Author: Maria Chiara Pievatolo

Hybrid Open Access: why paying twice? 


The Italian Association for the promotion of Open Science wishes to draw the attention of researchers, students, librarians and administrators of universities and research institutions on an add on of the CARE license with the Elsevier publisher covering the period 2018-2022, the so-called ” Pilot Open Access Gold “. 
CARE is a e-resources licensing consortium […]

How Wikimedia helped authors make over 3000 articles green open access via Dissemin

Wikimedia projects contributor Federico Leva, frustrated at the number of pay-walled articles linked from the Italian and English Wikipedia, decided to contact their authors directly. Using the available data, almost half a million depositable articles by a million authors were found. An email was sent to each of them where possible: the message thanked them for contributing […]

RDA National Event in Italy, 14-15 November 2016 – Best practices and open issues

RDA, the Research Data Alliance, in collaboration with the universities of Turin, Milan, Bologna, Trento and Parma and supported by CNR, AISA and OpenAIRE organizes a two-day workshop about sharing, reuse, and reproducibility of research data on some selected scientific fields – and related research infrastructures – of strategic relevance in Europe. The event agenda […]

Opening the Black Box of Scholarly Communication Funding: A Public Data Infrastructure for Financial Flows in Academic Publishing

An important article on financial flows in scholarly publishing has been published in “Open Library of Humanities”,  here.  Its conclusion is worth quoting, because it pinpoints a common problem, which needs to be addressed. In this article we have argued for the importance of a joined-up, systemic, publicly accessible picture of financial flows around academic […]

OpenAIRE: Workshop to present the first Open Peer Review Module (OPRM) for open access repositories

The official presentation of the first Open Peer Review Module for Institutional Repositories, developed with the collaboration of OpenAIRE2020 and the participation of a consortium of 6 partners, will be held on the 27th of April  in Madrid.  Visit the conference site for all the details on the conference registration and program.

Timothy Gowers: “Academics can publish journals of the highest quality without a commercial entity”

Discrete Analysis is an arXiv overlay journal, launched by Fields Medal-winning Cambridge mathematician Timothy Gowers and some of his colleagues. It is editor-owned, openly accessible and free both for readers and for authors. To find out why it is the Columbus’ egg of scientific publishing, read the interview reposted by the LSE Impact blog.

Call for papers: PUBMET 2016

The 3rd Conference on Scholarly Publishing in the Context of Open Science will be held in Zadar, Croatia on 20 and 21 October 2016 *** CALL FOR PAPERS Full CFP can be found here: http://pubmet.unizd.hr Email: pubmet@unizd.hr The PUBMET 2016 conference will present innovative approaches, best practice discussions and take on future challenges. The field […]