Padua@research is the Institutional Repository for University of Padova Research Works. This Archive contains digital documents derived by the scientific activity of teaching staff, researchers and fellow-workers of this Athenaeum. In Padua@research are also stored Ph.D thesis.
All the operations to deposit, modify and access to the works are very simple.
The self-archiving procedure makes visible on the web the full text of the stored works.
Padua@research assures a great visibility to scientific production of this Athenaeum and it maximizes the impact factor inside the national and international scientific community. In fact the Archive is based on E–prints, a software to search within the stored documents both through the specific harvesters (OAIster, Pleiadi) and through the most popular search engines. It also makes possible the interoperability and data exchanges between archives and between archives and citational databases.
The officiality of an Instutional Archive is a form of warranty for the authority of the stored documents. Moreover, it assures the persistence of the information on the web and the long term preservation of scientific production of the University.
By the archiving in Padua@research authors keep to hold the copyright on their own works: the deposit of the research data and results represents a complementary not alternative form of publication to the traditional one.
The University of Padova supports the Open Access to the academic-scientific literature and together with other Italian Universities agrees to the Messina Declaration (November 2004), an agreement supporting the Berlin Declaration in order to promote the scientific knowledge dissemination through the Open Access on the web. This subscription has been formalized in a deliberation by the Academic Senate (11/9/2004).
For all these reasons the University of Padova invites the academics, researchers and fellow-workers to deposit their scientific production in Padua@research.
For more information about Open Access promotion, read an article by Peter Suber.