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Project Officer - Open Access Aggregation
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I am an Open Access Aggregation Officer at CORE ( and also involved in the FOSTER+ ( and OpenMinTed ( projects.

My field of interest is scholarly communication and my focus is on open science and open access. I advocate for Open Access, machine accessibility to open access research papers and the promotion of Open Science for the advancement of research. I have a PhD on Open Access, with a focus on Open Access Fundersļæ½ Policies from Simmons College, Boston, MA, USA.

In the past I have worked for the Repositories Support Project (RSP) and as a repository manager at Royal Holloway, University of London. I serve as an Editor at the Open Access Directory ( and as an External Liaison Officer at the UK Council of Research Repositories (

Keys: scholarly communication, open access, open science, funders' policies, repositories, harvesting aggregation

Team: , Matteo Cancellieri, Petr Knoth, Samuel Pearce


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Knoth, P., Herrmannova, D., Cancellieri, M., Anastasiou, L., Pontika, N., Pearce, S., Gyawali, B. and Pride, D. (2023) CORE: A Global Aggregation Service for Open Access Papers, Scientific Data, 10, Nature Publishing Group UK

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Pontika, N., Klebel, T., Correia, A., Metzler, H., Knoth, P. and Ross-Hellauer, T. (2022) Indicators of research quality, quantity, openness and responsibility in institutional review, promotion and tenure policies across seven countries, Quantitative Science Studies, pp. (Early Access), MIT Press

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Ross-Hellauer, T., Reichmann, S., Cole, N., Fessl, A., Klebel, T. and Pontika, N. (2022) Dynamics of cumulative advantage and threats to equity in open science: a scoping review, Royal Society Open Science, 9, The Royal Society

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Gyawali, B., Pontika, N. and Knoth, P. (2020) Open Access 2007 - 2017: Country and University Level Perspective, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Virtual Event, China

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H., B., Kuchma, I., Kalitzi, V., Davindson, J., Cancellieri, M., Correia, A., Carvalho, J., Melero, R., Kastelic, D., Borba, F., Lenaki, K., Toelch, U., Zourou, K., Knoth, P., Schmidt, B., Rodrigues, E. and Pontika, N. (2019) A Case Report: Building communities with training and resources for Open Science trainers, LIBER Quarterly, 29, 1, LIBER

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