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Publication . Other literature type . Article . Presentation . 2019

['OPERAS: bringing the long tail of Social Sciences and Humanities into Open Science']

Elena Giglia;
Open Access
Published: 15 Jan 2019 Journal:, volume 10, issue 1 (issn: 2038-1026, Copyright policy )
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Country: Italy

The paper will present OPERAS, a comprehensive infrastructure aimed at providing a pan-European infrastructure to rethink and reshape publishing, discovery and dissemination addressing the specificity and the critical issues of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH). The paper will try to set the scene examining the status of scholarly communication, the developments of Open Access and Open Science, and the specific demands for SSH. A second part will outline how OPERAS meets these needs, taking care of all the steps of the scholarly communication cycle. OPERAS unique approach is to unite researchers, libraries and publishers in a common effort, in order to take back control over scholarly communication. Not merging nor replacing, but nurturing existing realities, OPERAS provides innovative services to bring SSH into Open Science. OPERAS is designed to elaborate effective and scalable long-term strategies for the future development of the digital infrastructure and community building needed to innovate scholarly communication in the SSH. OPERAS pervading idea of science as communication holds an immense potential for an inspiring model of Open Science with direct societal impact, based on continuous communication.

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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Publishing business.industry business Political science Long tail Societal impact of nanotechnology Open science Social science Scholarly communication Humanities Control (management) Community building Order (exchange)


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Design for Open access Publications in European Research Areas for Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 731031
  • Funding stream: H2020 | CSA
High Integration of Research Monographs in the European Open Science infrastructure
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 731102
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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