Published July 30, 2018 | Version v1
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OPERAS Platforms and Services White Paper

  • 1. OpenEdition
  • 2. OAPEN
  • 3. Huma-Num
  • 4. Open Book Publishers
  • 5. University of Zadar
  • 6. Linguistics in Open Access (LingOA)
  • 7. Quality Open Access Market (QOAM)


OPERAS as an infrastructure supporting open scholarly communication will provide a catalogue
of services to the academic community. Despite their diversity, the services should follow common
rules and principles to establish a common framework where they can be included and managed.
The principles concern governance, sustainability and insurance. It entails to set up contractual
relationships between the infrastructure and the service providers that reflects the principles
mentioned earlier. Finally, there is a need to achieve a fully functional web of services that prevents
gaps and overlaps regarding the users’ needs. The list and structure of OPERAS’ future services has
been elaborated as a part of the infrastructure design study.



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OPERAS-D – Design for Open access Publications in European Research Areas for Social Sciences and Humanities 731031
European Commission