Open Science for Arts, Design and Music/Guidelines/Publishers/Institutional Publications

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Institutional Publications[edit]



Artichoke is a student-led magazine. Every year, the students of the 3rd year of the Bachelor in Visual Communication of the SUPSI – DACD (Department of Environment, Constructions and Design) work together to produce a new issue of Artichoke. They take care of the editorial project throughout all its phases: from layout design to interviews, from editing to photography, from illustration to typography. The magazine is distributed free of charge within a small network. It is used by SUPSI as promotional material to advertise the Bachelor in Visual Communication.

Starting point Artichoke is published only in print without any digital version. Its content (text and images) is released under all rights reserved.

The editors of Artichoke express an interest and willingness to publish at least a selection of content – texts and images – in open access. At the same time, they indicate a number of difficulties that may prevent the implementation of open access due mainly to the type of materials featured, the experimental nature of the final product and a general lack of knowledge on the topic on the part of both the editorial team and the students.

Challenges and recommendations
  • an experimental playground for students: the aim of artichoke is to give students the opportunity to test what they have learnt during their bachelor's degree in a protected environment that allows them a level of experimentation and freedom only possible within the school. In this case, the increased visibility of open access can thus turn from benefit to liability both for the students, who might feel the pressure of a larger audience, and for the department, who might feel less willing to give students carte blanche.
    • following the principle 'as open as possible, as closed as needed', we acknowledged the need for closeness hence advised to open only a selection of items following a risk assessment that would take into consideration issues of copyright and data protection.
  • personal and sensitive data, copyrighted material: Artichoke editors indicate the inclusion of third-party copyrighted material and personal or sensitive data as an issue for which they require legal assistance
    • we provided a consent form, written in collaboration with CCdigitallaw with the recommendation of using it concurrently to the interviewing process
  • students' awareness: the lack of general knowledge about copyright and open access issues on the part of students is slowing down the opening of journal content for risk management issues
    • we suggest to organise a special training tailored for the students' needs.
  • the limited experience of the editorial team with OA and CC licences
    • we assisted the editorial team is selecting the CC license (CC By-SA 4.0), indicating the preferred attribution and creating a new community on Zenodo and uploading the open content.
  • standard consent form
  • student training: organisation of a workshop for the Visual Communication students to familiarise them with open access and copyright
  • Zenodo: creation of a community on Zenodo for the OA content of Artichoke ADD LINK TO COMMUNITY
  • Open Artichoke: release in OA with a CC BY-SA 4.0 license of 5 articles and a selection of images ADD LIST OF ARTICLES AND IMAGES WITH DOI


Iride, the journal of the Department of Business, Health and Social Economics (DEASS), represents the multidisciplinary nature of the department and offers reflections from its three areas of expertise - economics, health and social work - as well as from the areas in which it is active (research, basic and continuing education). The journal has been published biannually since September 2016.

Starting point
Challenges and recommendations