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Italy news roundup: 10-23 June


This week: new centres of excellence, open-access strategy and publishing deals

In depth: Ask Italian academics about the country’s research evaluation exercises and the most common answer will echo Winston Churchill’s famous quote about democracy. It’s the worst possible way to judge researchers and university professors, except for all the other ways that have been tried.

Full story: Assessment without the ‘dictatorship of the algorithm’

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