European Political Science

, Volume 9, Supplement 1, pp S50–S60 | Cite as

Electronic Publishing, Knowledge Sharing and Open Access: A New Environment for Political Science

  • Mauro CaliseEmail author
  • Rosanna de Rosa
  • Xavier Fernández i Marín
Original Article


In this article, we present an overview of the major changes occurring in electronic publishing, with a focus on open access. We shall argue that the notion itself of publication is undergoing a deep transformation, as it is no longer the monopoly of a limited number of specialised companies and institutions, but, through the web, it has become an option available to an infinite number of collective and individual actors.


e-research electronic publishing digital environment open access 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mauro Calise
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rosanna de Rosa
    • 1
  • Xavier Fernández i Marín
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of Naples IINaplesItaly
  2. 2.Universitat Pompeu FabraBarcelonaSpain

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