Open access in Italy

Growth of open access publications in Italy, 1990-2018

Open access to scholarly communication in Italy has grown since the early 2000s.[1] During an academic conference in Messina in November 2004, Italian universities joined the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, in Italy thereafter known as the "Declaration of Messina".[2]


  • 2004
    • "Messina open access declaration issued."[3]
    • "PLEIADI (Portal for Italian Electronic Scholarly Literature in Institutional Archives) was developed and implemented by the interuniversity supercomputing consortia CASPUR and CILEA [it]... to provide a national platform to access digital contents deposited in the Italian open archives."[1]
  • 2006
  • 2013
    • 7 October: Law effected requiring "results of research, funded at least 50% with public funds and published in scholarly journals (whose frequency is at least biannual) should be open access."[1][3]
  • 2015
    • March: Associazione Italiana per la promozione della Scienza Aperta founded to promote open science.[4][1]
  • 2019

See also

Number of open access publications in various Italian repositories, 2018


  1. ^ a b c d e "OA in Italy". Open Access in Practice: EU Member States. OpenAIRE. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Gli atenei italiani per l'open access verso laccesso aperto alla letteratura di ricerca" [Italian universities for open access to research literature], I Migliori Libri ed Ebook da Leggere (in Italian), 2004
  3. ^ a b "Italy". Global Open Access Portal. UNESCO. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  4. ^ "About Aisa". Associazione Italiana per la promozione della scienza aperta (AISA). Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Fondi premiali alle università solo per le pubblicazioni "aperte" a tutti" [Funding to universities only for publications "open" to all], Il Sole 24 Ore (in Italian), 16 November 2019
  6. ^ La proposta di legge Gallo sull'accesso aperto all'informazione scientifica (DDL n. 1146) [The Gallo bill on open access to scientific information] (in Italian), Associazione italiana per la promozione della scienza aperta, 3 November 2019

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