How to Advocate for Innovation in Scholarly Communication?

An Open Chat Series by the OPERAS SIG “Advocacy” Do the humanities and social sciences need (more) advocacy?  Why is advocacy crucial for forging open scholarly communication? What can you do for more openness in the humanities and social sciences


OPERAS is the Research Infrastructure dedicated to support open scholarly communication for the Social Sciences and the Humanities in the European Research Area (ERA). The OPERAS-PLUS project started on September 1, 2022, has a duration of 36 months and runs

Open Access Business Models

Open Access Business Models The Open Access Business Models Special Interest Group looks into business models currently used by open access publishers, with a particular focus on the situation of European publishers in the social sciences and humanities (SSH), especially


Multilingualism This Special Interest Group works on: translation, multilingual discovery tool and the endowment of national languages. Objective of the SIG Scholarly publication is indisputably boosted by the use of the English language. However, the need to publish in English

Tools and Platforms

Tools and Platforms Objective of the SIG The Special Interest Group (SIG) “Tools and Platforms” works on emerging practices and needs concerning open scholarly communication tools and services. It focuses on the tools enabling the main publishing activities, like writing,

Common Standards and FAIR Principles

Common Standards and FAIR Principles   Open Science represents a new approach to the research process that seeks to ensure that access to the entire life cycle of research remains fundamentally open and replicable. The SIG “Common Standards and FAIR

Open Access Books Network

Open Access Books Network The Open Access Books Network (OABN) Special Interest Groups is an open and free network for anyone interested in Open Access books. The OABN offers a dedicated space where the Open Access books community can come