The libraries support Ca' Foscari researchers in the publication, dissemination and enhancement of their academic production.
This section contains insights into new models of doing research (Open Science) and publishing (Open Access) and related topics (licences, author facilities, data management, deposit policies).


You can contact the Research Support Service of individual libraries on specific cases or to book a personalised consultation with the Research Support Service of your reference library:

Research toolbox

Each stage of research requires specific resources to facilitate the work of researchers. The following is the list of tools we have selected:

Explore the “state of the art” in your subject area and the latest news on your research topics with the resources and tools provided by the University:

  • cerCa’: the portal of printed and electronic resources available at Ca' Foscari University of Venice
  • Venetian Consortium Catalogue: printed Collections of Venetian Libraries
  • Databases: disciplinary and full-text bibliographic databases subscribed by the University
  • Trials and new resources
  • Remote access to electronic resources

Retrieve resources not available in the University through the Interlibrary loan and Document Delivery service; see the library pages for the conditions of the service; to submit a request, fill in the MOBI forms [ITA].

Publishing in Open Access is mandatory in Horizon Europe. You can do this in many ways:

  • Green Open Access: deposit your work in the institutional or disciplinary repository.

    • ARCA: the institutional repository; look at the regulations
    • Zenodo: the trusted repository of CERN and OpenAIRE
    • ROAR: search for a disciplinary repository on the register of trusted open access repositories

  • Gold Open Access: publish in fully open access journals:

    • DOAJ: search for open access journals
    • OASPA: check which academic publishers are open access
    • Sherpa Romeo: compare the publishing policies and Open Access options of journals

  • Diamond Open Access: publish without paying APCs

Publishing in subscription journals with closed access but offering the Open Access option against payment of APCs (hybrid journals) is strongly discouraged.
Consider publishing with with Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, the open access University Press, instead.

Before submitting an article for publication, compare journals to learn about publishing policies and performance:

Make your data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). If you do not know how to do this, consult the guides to managing data according to FAIR principles:

Use tools for analysing the bibliometric impact of academic publications:

  • Impact story: check the online impact of your research
  • Scopus: Elsevier's bibliometric database
  • SciVal: Elsevier's research results analysis platform
  • Web Of Science: Clarivate Analytics bibliometric database

Use open tools and standards to make all your research information accessible in a single profile:

Use the free tools for the collection, management and automatic production of bibliographies:

The guide that answers your questions on Open Science and Open Access::


Open Science Policy

The Open Science Policy was approved by the SBA Board on 12 October 2023 and communicated to the Academic Senate on 25 October 2023. Ca' Foscari, recognizing Open Science as one of its guiding principles, encourages and promotes open access to publications and data, the reusability of research outputs, and is committed to setting up the infrastructures and developing the skills necessary for the dissemination of Open Science.
The Open Science Policy provides guidelines on how to integrate Open Science practices at all levels into scientific research process with particular attention to research products (data, publications, software, teaching materials) and research methodology (reproducibility, replicability, transparency, effectiveness, integrity of scientific research).
Open Science also aims to make scientific knowledge and innovation available to the society: for this reason the University promotes initiatives that involve citizens in the process of production and dissemination of science.

Open Research Europe

Open Research Europe (ORE) is the open access publication platform initiated by the European Commission and managed by F1000 Research reserved for the outputs of European projects (e.g. Horizon Europe).
Authors can submit unpublished scientific publications of any kind (articles, books, case studies) and from any subject. No economic charge is requested from authors: the costs of APCs are borne by the European Commission.
ORE is also indexed in Scopus and ERIH PLUS, reflecting the rigour of the publishing model and recognising the quality of research published on the platform, which has adopted the open peer review model.
For more information see the Open Research Europe (ORE) website and in particular in the FAQ section.


An initiative promoted by cOAlition S and also supported by the European Commission and the European Research Council (ERC) with the aim of making Open Access a reality. The PlanS initiative, which is based on 10 Principles, has resulted in very useful tools:

  1. Right retention strategy: an awareness-raising campaign aimed at authors to create awareness about their publication rights. Tools and advice are proposed, including an invitation to deposit a copy of the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) in an open access repository (The Rights Retention Strategy and publisher equivocation: an open letter to researcher)
  2. Journal checker: a useful tool that allows researchers to check compliance with the Plan S principles of the journal in which they intend to publish.