Scientific Team

Scientific Team


operas_dacos_openeditionMarin Dacos

is a French Historian and Director of the Center for open electronic publishing (Cléo) which has developed OpenEdition, a portal dedicated to digital publications in the social sciences and humanities. OpenEdition is now a facility of excellence and will be funded at least until the end of 2019. Dacos has first created, a platform dedicated to journals in 1999, and Calenda, a platform dedicated to events in the SSH in 2000. He then co-created Hypotheses in 2008, a major academic blogging platform, and OpenEdition Books in 2013. In 2007 Dacos joined the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), the most important funding agency for research in France with 30 000 employes at national level. He has been awarded the Innovation Medal by CNRS in 2016. He is also contributing to Blogo-numericus, a blog dedicated to digital issues created by Pierre Mounier.

OPERAS Core Group

operas_ferwerda_oapenEelco Ferwerda

is Director of OAPEN. He has been active in the area of open access for monographs since 2008, when he started managing OAPEN as EU co-funded project with six European university presses. Before that he worked as Publisher of digital publications at Amsterdam University Press (AUP). Before joining AUP in 2002, he worked in various new media subsidiaries at the former Dutch newspaper publisher PCM, lastly as Manager Business Development for PCM Interactive Media. Ferwerda is member of board of directors of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). He is co-founder of the Association of European University Presses (AEUP) and of the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), which he launched with Lars Björnshauge in 2012.

operas_leao_coimbraDelfim Leao

is Full Professor at the Institute of Classical Studies and Coordinator of the Centre for Classical and Humanistic Studies at the University of Coimbra. He is Director of Coimbra University Press since 2011 and has formerly been President of the Portuguese Association of Higher Education Presses. Leao also is President of the International Plutarch Society. His scientific and professional activities include the development of two specialized digital platforms: the Classica Digitalia and the UC Digitalis.

Lara SpeicherLara Speicher

is Publishing Manager at UCL Press, the university press for University College London, where she has set the Press up from scratch with UCL colleagues. UCL Press is the first fully open access university press in the UK, and it launched with its first books in June 2015. Since then, UCL Press has published over 25 books and seven journals and has plans to expand its programme in the coming years, such is the demand from UCL academics and beyond. UCL Press publishes scholarly monographs, textbooks and journals in a wide range of subject areas, with particular strengths in anthropology, archaeology, internet studies, built environment, architecture and history. Lara comes from a publishing background and previously held editorial roles publishing history, art, architecture, literature and popular science at British Library Publishing and the BBC.

avatarJadranka Stojanovski

is Assistant Professor at the Department for Information Sciences at the University of Zadar. She specializes in open access to scholarly information, database search and retrieval, digital libraries, information services, and bibliometrics.


operas_kaiser_mwsMichael Kaiser

is a Historian and Director of Libraries, IT, and the perspectivia department at the Max Weber Stiftung (MWS).




avatarMarina Angelaki

is a Sociologist and Researcher at the National Documentation Centre (EKT). Before joining EKT in 2014, she has been Teaching Associate at Panteion University.


operas_sougioultzoglou_ektIrakleitos Souyioultzoglou

coordinates the development of the National Documentation Centre’s (EKT) online publishing services. He holds an MSc in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Edinburgh, and a B.A. in Social Anthropology from Panteion University. He is currently a PhD candidate in Social Anthropology. He has experience in the field of digital research networks and infrastructures, and has previously worked as an associate in the DARIAH-GR infrastructure (2013-2015).

operas_maryl_iblpanMaciej Maryl

is assistant professor and Deputy Director of The Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBL PAN); founding head of the Digital Humanities Centre at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He has graduated from the University of Warsaw in Polish Philology and Applied Social Sciences. Maciej completed the “Artes Liberales” Academy program and attended doctoral studies at the Graduate School for Social Research (GSSR). He is a member of Teksty Drugie Editorial Board.

operas_giglia_unitoElena Giglia

is a librarian and Head of the Open Access Programme at the University of Turin.