Panel: Electronic Publishing and Open Science in Archaeology
ISPC, CNR, Rome, Italy
ISPC, CNR, Rome, Italy
In the information society, the dissemination of archaeological research results is still primarily associated with publications: monographs, miscellaneous volumes, but above all specialised journals. These have experienced in recent years a progressively digitisation process, which resulted in an increasing availability of open access resources. However, the policies adopted for the digital fruition use different forms of access to articles and their contents. The so-called OA golden road, followed by scholarly journals, can be referred to two models. The first one is based on a fee paid by the authors (APC: Article Processing Charges), while the second is the “Diamond OA” model, which instead provides free publication for both authors and readers. The panel will first give an updated overview of antiquity journals that follow the golden road, reporting common elements and dissimilarities in the Italian and European panorama.
Nowadays, data communication in archaeology exploits also channels other than “traditional” publications, thanks to the growing and massive digitization process and the availability of increasingly sophisticated technologies, which provide archaeologists with very powerful research and communication tools. These new strategies allow a decisive shift towards the Open Science paradigm through dedicated research infrastructures. Databases, websites, virtual reconstructions, but also social media help finding innovative solutions for knowledge transmission. The second objective of the panel is therefore to identify which are the ways of data dissemination used by archaeologists, with an eye to a more engaging and participatory communication.
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