Dr Nancy Pontika

Project Officer - Open Access Aggregation

I am an Open Access Aggregation Officer at CORE (https://core.ac.uk).

I have been involved in plenty EU-funded projects.
- FOSTER and FOSTER Plus (https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/)
- OpenMinTed (http://openminted.eu/)
- FIT4RRI (http://fit4rri.eu/)
- ON-MERRIT (https://on-merrit.eu/)

My field of interest is scholarly communication and my focus is on open science and open access. I advocate for Open Access, machine accessibility to open access research papers and the promotion of Open Science for the advancement of research. I have a PhD on Open Access, with a focus on Open Access Funders' Policies from Simmons College, Boston, MA, USA.

In the past I have worked for the Repositories Support Project (RSP) and as a repository manager at Royal Holloway, University of London. I serve as an Editor at the Open Access Directory (http://oad.simmons.edu) and as an External Liaison Officer at the UK Council of Research Repositories (http://ukcorr.org).


scholarly communication, open access, open science, funders' policies, repositories, harvesting aggregation


Gyawali, Bikash, Pontika, Nancy and Knoth, Petr ,(2020). Open Access 2007 - 2017: Country and University Level Perspective. In: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 1-5 Aug 2020, Virtual Event, China.

Brinken, Helene, Kuchma, Iryna, Kalaitzi, Vaso, Davidson, Joy, Pontika, Nancy, Cancellieri, Matteo, Correia, Antonia, Carvalho, Jose, Melero, Reme, Kastelic, Damjana, Borba, Filomena, Lenaki, Katerina, Toelch, Ulf, Zourou, Katerina, Knoth, Petr, Schmidt, Birgit and Rodrigues, Eloy ,(2019). A Case Report: Building communities with training and resources for Open Science trainers. LIBER Quarterly, 29(1), pp. 1–36.

Knoth, Petr, Anastasiou, Lucas, Cancellieri, Matteo, Gyawali, Bikash, Herrmannova, Drahomira, Misak, Sergei, Huba, Alexander, Pearce, Samuel, Pontika, Nancy, Rumyanceva, Svetlana and Tarasiuk, Maria ,(2019). Aggregating The World's Open Access Research Papers. Open Science Fair.

Pontika, Nancy ,(2019). Roles and jobs in the open research scholarly communications environment: analysing job descriptions to predict future trends. LIBER Quarterly, 29(1),

Herrmannova, Drahomira, Pontika, Nancy and Knoth, Petr ,(2019). Do Authors Deposit on Time? Tracking Open Access Policy Compliance. In: 2019 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 2-6 Jun 2019, Urbana-Champaign, IL.