Open Access publishing


OA@INAF is the open access institutional repository of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics born in 2019 with the purpose of collecting, archiving and disseminating the scientific outputs of public funded research in accordance with the European requirements of Open Access.

It is based on DSpace-CRIS, extension of the open source software DSpace maintainted by 4Science.
On the help site (in Italian only) you can find guides, documents, FAQ and useful information on Open Access, INAF Open Access Policy, researchers committments regarding the deposit.


Starting from 2020 INAF adheres to the national transformative agreements signed within the framework of negotiations conducted by CARE-CRUI.

The main purpose of Transformative Agreements is to facilitate transition to Open Access. In fact, these are agreements negotiated with publishers which transform the traditional subscription contracts providing access to read-only content into a new contract model that covers, in addition to costs for reading the contents, also those related to the Article Processing Charge (APC) requested by publishers in order to publish in Open Access.
For more details, see the dedicated pages (in italian only).