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Open Access to publications

The Scuola Normale Superiore promotes free access to scientific knowledge, adopting the principle that publicly funded research is a common good and must be publicly available as declared in the Berlin Declaration and in the subsequent Messina Declaration signed by most Italian universities.

• More visibility and more citations.
• Verifiability of the shared results and reproducibility of the research.
• Acceleration of cognitive and learning processes.
• Greater return on investments and wider repercussions for the whole of society.

The open access methods  for disseminating the research results are filing in an open access archive or publication in an open access editorial office.


Green Open Access

Authors deposit the permitted version of their work (preprint, postprint or editorial version) in an institutional (e.g. IRIS) or disciplinary (e.g. ArXiv) archive, based on the copyright policy of the chosen publishing location.
The publishers' policies regarding open access can be consulted in the database SHERPA/RoMEO.
Depositing in the open access archives is free and allows authors to choose their preferred publication location that is currently valid for career purposes.
The open access archives contribute to the online visibility of research results thanks to the adopted OAI-PMH protocol.



Diamond Open Access

The search result is freely and immediately accessible at the time of publication. The production costs are covered by non-profit institutions (universities, research bodies) that deal with the entire editorial process and the author is not required to make any contribution.

To locate peer-reviewed open access journals of proven scientific quality, consult the Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ.
To locate scientific publishers who publish reputable peer-reviewed open access monographs, consult the Directory of Open Access Books - DOAB.

Gold Open Access

The search result is freely and immediately accessible at the time of publication.
The author is required to pay the Article Processing Charges (APC).

Hybrid journals

Hybrid journals are “traditional” subscription journals that offer the possibility, for a fee, of making an individual article open: the journal therefore contains both open access articles and articles for which a subscription is required and the hybrid publisher charges the same institution both subscription fees and APC.

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