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Paola De Castro

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Paola De Castro
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
She is the head of the Publishing Unit of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (, the National Institute of Health in Italy) and member the editorial committees of the publications edited by the Institute (Annali dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità, a quarterly peer-reviewed science journal, Notiziario dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità. a monthly newsletter on current research and other activities, different series of technical reports and of the Journal European Science Editing and Eurosurveillance. She fostered the adoption of an institutional policy for Open Access and now the Digital archive of the ISS (, including the publications of ISS researchers and other health institutions in Italy, has become the most important digital archive in health sciences in Italy. She is the coordinator of the European Project NECOBELAC ( involving the creation of a network between Europe and Latin American institutions to be involved in training activities in scientific writing and open access publication models. She has published many articles on information transfer process and research evaluation; delivers courses on scientific writing and new publication models for the Italian National Health Service operators and for the Master in Scientific Communication of the University of Naples. She organizes exhibitions on public health issues addressed to both specialized staff and to the general public, including students. She is involved in a number of activities for the promotion of new publications models and science culture in schools; she also carries on projects regarding the preservation of historical heritage belonging to scientific institutions (including scientific instruments no longer used for research purposes, unpublished documents, pictures, oral memories). A list of publications is available from:
Research Interests
Scientific publications and communication of reseach results. Evaluation of research output and bibliometric analisis. Development and implementation of editorial standards and guidelines. Training in scientific writing to promote quality in publication. We apply as working group wthin the Publication Unit of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità. The group is represented by Paola De Castro, Head of the Publication Unit, Federica Napolitani, and Anna Maria Rossi


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6 years 26 weeks
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