3 Works

Awareness and empowerment in document production and distribution as a “must” for open access: experiences from the “Nancy style” to guarantee quality

Paola De Castro, Sandra Salinetti & Marcus Banks
Co-authored together with Sandra Salinetti and Marcus Banks. - The debate on Grey Literature (GL) has now a very long tradition going from uncertainty and confusion, in the last century, to new certainties and appraisal in the open access era. This implies the general acquisition of the awareness of the importance of GL as a fundamental primary source of information, hence the necessity to empower authors and issuing organization to guarantee quality in both production...

Uniform requirements for Grey literature? Proposal for the adoption of a “Nancy style”

Paola De Castro & Sandra Salinetti
In the last international conferences on Grey Literature (GL), the Internet “sea change” suffered by GL was deeply analysed under its different nuances, coming to the conclusion that the characteristics initially associated to this production have been completely upset. The main advantages of the Net regard information retrieval, document usability and availability against an increased level of responsibility for its authors and issuing organizations.1 This 7th International Conference on GL is devoted to open access,...

Quality of grey literature in the open access era: Privilege and Responsibility

Paola De Castro & Sandra Salinetti
The privilege recently gained in the dissemination of Grey Literature (GL) through the widespread use of the Internet implies a new level of responsibility for GL authors and issuing organizations. In the past, in fact, only a limited number of copies were produced, generally inhouse printed, and the target readers were very well focused and known beforehand. Now in the open access era, greater care should be assured not only to the scientific content of...

Registration Year

  • 2020

Resource Types

  • Text


  • Istituto Superiore di Sanità
  • New York University