RM Open Archive is an Open Access scholarly repository, which covers the whole range of medieval studies: social, economic, political and institutional history, as well as cultural, religious and gender representations and practices.
RM Open Archive is open to contributions from all scholars who want to maximize the net benefits for scientific distribution and access: scholarly publications from all historical disciplines (archaeology, philology, palaeography, diplomatics, fine arts, geography, philosophy, literature etc.), including historical methodology and didactics, are welcomed.
Following the principles of Open Access Initiative, RM Open Archive updates and substitutes the former RM Library section, which was launched in the first months of 2000, and aims to create a digital library about the Middle Age, integrated in the world net of Open Access repositories.
RM Open Archive distributes published contributions in digital form, specifying where they were originally published. In depositing research outputs (articles, monographs, conference papers, videoclips, etc.), authors are required to declare that they have the rights to distribute or reuse text, images, photos, tables and any other content, and that their distribution in Open Access doesn't infringe any rights of third parties, or the principles of protection of moral and economic rights of other authors, of the publisher or of other rights holders. The author is furthermore required to declare that she/he is aware that, in case of false declaration and/or false documents provided, he/she will be submitted to the restrictions declared by the Italian Criminal and Special Laws.
RM Open Archive was realised in the frame of the PRIN 2010-2011 project Concepts, Practices and Institutions of a Discipline: Italian Medieval Studies in 19th and 20th Centuries, coordinated by Prof. Roberto Delle Donne at "Federico II" University of Naples.