De Gruyter and La Sapienza University in Rome Sign an Open Access Book Agreement

Dove nacque la Sapienza, Rome, Italy, October 16, 2016 | © Courtesy of Giorgio Rodano/Flickr.
Dove nacque la Sapienza, Rome, Italy, October 16, 2016 | © Courtesy of Giorgio Rodano/Flickr.

La Sapienza University in Rome and De Gruyter have signed a cooperation agreement for the publication of Open Access books.

A Blog Post by Eric Merkel-Sobotta.


As part of this agreement, research and teaching staff affiliated with the Department of Ancient Studies at the university will benefit from special conditions when publishing their research results both in print and as Open Access eBooks with De Gruyter.

As Dr. Serena Pirrotta, Editorial Director in the areas of Classical Studies and Philosophy at De Gruyter, has indicated, “La Sapienza produces outstanding research in the field of Classical Studies[,] […] [is a] global center of excellence and […] [represents a] partner of choice for Open Access publishing.” This agreement is one of several that De Gruyter has signed with leading research institutions around the world.

This partnership is an indication that De Gruyter leads the development of Open Access in the humanities. De Gruyter’s goal is to further and support global dialogue in Ancient Studies through Open Access. This is likely to ensure that scholars publishing in other languages than English will benefit from the increased visibility and broader dissemination of their works in their scientific communities and wider afield internationally.

Professor Giorgio Piras, Director of the Department of Ancient Studies, La Sapienza University in Rome, has added that De Gruyter “has helped shape classical studies for more than 200 years […] [so that] this international cooperation […] [can be expected to] help to highlight […] research in all disciplines.”

Written by by Eric Merkel-Sobotta

Edited by Pablo Markin


Featured Image Credits: Dove nacque la Sapienza, Rome, Italy, October 16, 2016 | © Courtesy of Giorgio Rodano/Flickr.

This post is based on a press release that originally appeared in degruyter.com, 24/6/2019, https://www.degruyter.com/dg/newsitem/340/de-gruyter-und-die-universitt-la-sapienza-in-rom-unterzeichnen-openaccessvereinbarung.


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