The libraries support Ca' Foscari researchers in the publication, dissemination and enhancement of their academic production.
This section contains insights into new models of doing research (Open Science) and publishing (Open Access) and related topics (licences, author facilities, data management, deposit policies).
You can contact the Research Support Service of individual libraries on specific cases or to book a personalised consultation with the Research Support Service of your reference library:
- Languages and Cultures Library (BALI): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Science and Technology Library (BAS): email@example.com
- Arts and Humanities Library (BAUM): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Economics and Management Library (BEC) : email@example.com
- Digital Library (BDA): firstname.lastname@example.org
Each stage of research requires specific resources to facilitate the work of researchers. The following is the list of tools we have selected:
1) Use bibliographic research tools
Explore the “state of the art” in your subject area and the latest news on your research topics with the resources and tools provided by the University:
- cerCa’: the portal of printed and electronic resources available at Ca' Foscari University of Venice
- Venetian Consortium Catalogue: printed Collections of Venetian Libraries
- Databases: disciplinary and full-text bibliographic databases subscribed by the University
- Trials and new resources
- Remote access to electronic resources
Retrieve resources not available in the University through the Interlibrary loan and Document Delivery service; see the library pages for the conditions of the service; to submit a request, fill in the MOBI forms [ITA].
2) Choose Open Access publications
Publishing in Open Access is mandatory in Horizon Europe. You can do this in many ways:
- Green Open Access: deposit your work in the institutional or disciplinary repository.
- ARCA: the institutional repository; look at the regulations
- Zenodo: the trusted repository of CERN and OpenAIRE
- ROAR: search for a disciplinary repository on the register of trusted open access repositories
- Gold Open Access: publish in fully open access journals:
- DOAJ: search for open access journals
- OASPA: check which academic publishers are open access
- Sherpa Romeo: compare the publishing policies and Open Access options of journals
- Diamond Open Access: publish without paying APCs
Publishing in subscription journals with closed access but offering the Open Access option against payment of APCs (hybrid journals) is strongly discouraged.
Consider publishing with with Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, the open access University Press, instead.
3) Choose the journal
Before submitting an article for publication, compare journals to learn about publishing policies and performance:
- Scimago Journal & Country Rank: ranking of journals based on Scopus data
- JCR: ranking of journals based on Web of Science data
- Think Check Submit: check the reliability of a publisher
- SCIrev: check the review and publication time of an article for each journal
4) Manage research data
Make your data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). If you do not know how to do this, consult the guides to managing data according to FAIR principles:
- CESSDA Expert Guide
- Hot to Fair
- Essentials for Data
- Re3data: find a trusted repository for data
- DMP Online: use the template to draw up a Data Management Plan
- CEDAR Workbench: create machine readable metadata
- RDAlliance: find standard metadata for each subject area
- Creative Commons: choose the licence for your data
- Open Refine: use this free tool for cleaning datasets
5) Measure the impact of your research
Use tools for analysing the bibliometric impact of academic publications:
- Impact story: check the online impact of your research
- Scopus: Elsevier's bibliometric database
- SciVal: Elsevier's research results analysis platform
- Web Of Science: Clarivate Analytics bibliometric database
6) Check your digital identity
Use open tools and standards to make all your research information accessible in a single profile:
- ORCiD: Open Research & Contributor ID
- Synchronise ORCiD with ARCA: click on Profile and then External IDs
- Synchronise ORCiD a Scopus
- Synchronise ORCiD a Web Of Science
7) Manage bibliographies
8) All about Open Science
The guide that answers your questions on Open Science and Open Access::
- S-Lègami: manuale d’uso per ricercatori (in 100 domande e risposte) (User’s Guide for Researchers in 100 questions and answers) - [ITA]
Open Access in Horizon Europe
In Horizon Europe, open access to publications and the application of Open Science principles are mandatory . Open science is the new way of doing research, and researchers receiving funding are obliged to share research products (publications, data, software, models, algorithms, workflows) as quickly as possible through open research infrastructures for sharing knowledge and data (e.g. Open Research Europe).
For more information contact the International Research Office.
Open Research Europe
Open Research Europe (ORE) is the open access publication platform initiated by the European Commission and managed by F1000 Research reserved for the outputs of European projects (e.g. Horizon Europe).
Authors can submit unpublished scientific publications of any kind (articles, books, case studies) and from any subject. No economic charge is requested from authors: the costs of APCs are borne by the European Commission.
ORE is also indexed in Scopus and ERIH PLUS, reflecting the rigour of the publishing model and recognising the quality of research published on the platform, which has adopted the open peer review model.
For more information see the Open Research Europe (ORE) website and in particular in the FAQ section.
An initiative promoted by cOAlition S and also supported by the European Commission and the European Research Council (ERC) with the aim of making Open Access a reality. The PlanS initiative, which is based on 10 Principles, has resulted in very useful tools:
- Right retention strategy: an awareness-raising campaign aimed at authors to create awareness about their publication rights. Tools and advice are proposed, including an invitation to deposit a copy of the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) in an open access repository (The Rights Retention Strategy and publisher equivocation: an open letter to researcher)
- Journal checker: a useful tool that allows researchers to check compliance with the Plan S principles of the journal in which they intend to publish.