Head of Open Access, CERN
Salvatore Mele holds a PhD in Physics and is head of Open Access at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, where he co-architected the SCOAP3 Open Access initiative.
Together with partners in the U.S., Germany and China, Salvatore’s team runs the INSPIRE service, a global Open Access digital library for High-Energy Physics, indexing over a million documents, both pre-prints and published literature attributed to their authors, and queried twice per second by scientists of the field.
His team has recently been developing solutions for Open Data at the service of CERN scientific community and beyond.
Salvatore serves on the Boards of Directors of the ORCID and the DataCite initiatives. Long ago, he enjoyed a fifteen years carriers in physics as a research scientist, measuring fundamental physics constants and searching for such exotic things as extra space dimensions.
Preprints have shaped scholarly communication in High-Energy Physics since more than half a century. Pioneering preprint servers and community-driven digital libraries created a unique ecosystem for information discovery and access in the discipline (as well as in Astronomy and, to some extent, branches of Economics and the Social Sciences). These infrastructures have long coexisted with […]