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Supporting Open Science in Malta

Ensuring that OS becomes an emergent mode of Scholarly Communication Human capacity is instrumental in ensuring that we achieve culture change which is an important catalyst for the implementation of Open Science practices by Josianne C. Vello  & Kevin J. Ellul The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Kevin J. Ellul, Director of Library Services and Josianne C. Vello, Deputy Director of Library Services at the University of Malta. Read their r...

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Malta adopts a National Open Access Policy

By the end of 2025, Malta shifts to a state of immediate Open Access in terms of research publications by  Kevin J. Ellul In 2019, the Malta Council for Science & Technology (MCST) has secured the support of the H2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) to develop a National Open Access Policy. The PSF exercise kicked-off in July 2019 whereby a panel of experts undertook two country visits and discussed ideas and challenges with relevant Maltese stakeholders. The expert panel prepared a tailo...

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Maltese Journal Collection in OAR@UM

Scholarly journals published by academic societies have to struggle through the complex publishing landscape in order to maximise their visibility, discoverability and usage. This is due to the fact that these journals are either being hosted on non-robust platforms such as society websites or maintained by commercial publishers with content that is behind pay wall or against costly article processing charges. To support Open Access, the University of Malta (UM) Library has implemented the first...

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Open Access in Practice: Dissemination, Visibility, Usage & Impact of Scholarly Research

The University of Malta (UM) Library in conjunction with OpenAIRE organised a one-day workshop entitled Open Access in Practice: Dissemination, Visibility, Usage & Impact of Scholarly Research. The event was held on Friday 12th January, 2018 at the UM’s Conferences and Events Unit, based at the Valletta Campus.  The aim of the event was to raise awareness about the concept of Open Access and to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas between key stakeholders for t...


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