OPERAS is a distributed Research Infrastructure (RI) project for open scholarly communication. The main goal is to introduce the principle of Open Science and ensure effective dissemination and global access to research results in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH).

You can find more information about the project here.

Download the OPERAS flyer here: OPERAS Flyer

09/01/2017 – Second OPERAS Newsletter

The second OPERAS Newsletter is now available: OPERAS Newsletter 2nd edition (August 2017)

The newsletter will be disseminated regularly every 2-3 months and will keep you updated about developments in the OPERAS research infrastructure, particularly about the project OPERAS-D (design for open access in the european research area through scholarly communication).

The second edition covers the following:
1. OPERAS is Growing: 10 new partners
2. The Road to ESFRI: submission to the ESFRI Roadmap 2018
3. OPERAS-D News: design study, launching of working groups, OPERAS deliverables, first validation workshop
4. From the Newsdesk
5. Save the Date: Open-Access-Tage 2017 Dresden, COASP 2017 Lisbon, AAK Coalition at FORCE 2017 Berlin

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07/05/2017 – SciELO becomes an international partner of OPERAS

The Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) has expressed its full support of OPERAS aim to establish a strong and innovative pan-European research infrastructure to improve scholarly communication systems for the Social Sciences and Humanities.

SciELO is a 19-year-old international cooperation program on scholarly communication. It is implemented through a network of national collections of open access peer reviewed journals covering 15 countries: 12 from Latin America, as well as from South Africa, Portugal and Spain. The SciELO network indexes, publishes and interoperates about 1.000 journals from all major scientific areas, including 427 journals for the Social Sciences and Humanities. The network also publishes over 12.000 new articles in this field annually.

Abel L. Packer, Director of SciELO, has expressed in a letter of support to OPERAS that SciELO envisions becoming an active international partner of the network, as OPERAS goals and functions align well with the SciELO program.

Find out more about the SciELO network at scielo.org

06/28/2017 – First OPERAS Validation Workshop, Amsterdam

The first OPERAS Validation Workshop took place on 26/27 June 2017 in the Central Library in Amsterdam.

The workshop has concluded the design phase of the OPERAS-D project and has planned the next steps. OPERAS-D project partners have presented 4 deliverables to the OPERAS consortium: the landscape study of open scholarly communication in Europe, the technical mapping of the OPERAS network, the online survey on future OPERAS services, and the future business and governance model of the OPERAS infrastructure. The findings will be the main part of a design study that will be available for download soon.

The OPERAS network has launched 7 working groups to explore future services OPERAS will develop. Each group will develop a white paper for mid-2018. Find out more about the working groups here: http://operas.hypotheses.org/working-groups.

Find out more about the OPERAS-D project here: http://operas-eu.org/operas-d