What is CORE?
CORE provides access to the world’s largest collection of open access research papers, collecting and indexing research from repositories and journals. It is a not-for-profit service dedicated to the open access mission and one of the signatories of the Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructures POSI.
We serve the global network of repositories and journals increasing discoverability and preventing misuse of their content; making metadata records uniquely identifiable and resolvable with decentralised PIDs; supporting data providers in adopting good practices by providing tools for metadata validation, content management, enrichment and OA compliance; and facilitating machine access to open research.
Our services support a wide range of stakeholders in getting scalable access to our vast and comprehensive collection of data, specifically researchers, the general public, academic institutions, developers, funders as well as companies from a diverse range of sectors including but not limited to innovators, AI technology companies, digital library solutions and pharma.
CORE’s mission is to index all open access research worldwide and deliver unrestricted access for all.
In doing so, we:
- enrich scholarly data using state-of-the-art text and data mining technologies to aid discoverability,
- enable others to develop new tools and use cases on top of the CORE platform,
- support the network of open access repositories and journals with innovative technical, solutions and,
- facilitate a scalable, cost-effective route for the delivery of open scholarship.
How it works
CORE harvests research papers from such as institutional and subject repositories, and open access and hybrid journals.
CORE currently contains 262M open access articles collected from 11K data providers around the world.
- Petr KnothFounder & Head of CORE
Responsible for leading the team, development & research effort, funding and product strategy. Believes in free unrestricted access to research for all. Developed the first CORE prototype in 2010. Excited by improving machine access to scientific literature to support text and data analysis.
- Valeriy BudkoFull Stack Developer
- Matteo CancellieriLead Developer (Backend)
Works on improving and and maintaining CORE services. He is a detail knowledge base of all CORE services. Has been developing for CORE for several years and Continuous Integration secret lover. Once he was a Super Mario plumber.
- Ekaterine ChkhaidzeFront-end developer
Responsible for creating fascinating user interface and transforming design into website. Outside work she enjoys crocheting, playing board games (owns a collection actually), and baking.
- Suchetha N.KunnathPhD Student
Suchetha’s research focusses on the classification of citations based on their purpose and influence. The main areas of research interest include Text Mining, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. Outside of work, she likes to travel and experiment with photography.
- Viktoriia PavlenkoUX designer
Responsible for the creation of a beautiful user interface design and seamless user experience. I do everything to make design work.
- Nancy PontikaOpen Access Specialist & Communications
A communications guru in the 'dominated by developers' CORE team. Her job is to liaise with the data providers and the technical group. As an open access advocate she hopes that one day there will be no access barriers to scientific literature. In her spare time she likes to swim, read and travel.
- David PrideResearch Associate
After completing the PhD, working on observing the Matthew Effect in open science and the ramifications for responsible research metrics.
- Halyna TorchyloPersonal & Team Administrative Assistant
Responsible for handling correspondence, managing calendars and\ appointments, arranging calls, collecting and processing information from external resources,\ liaising with the team, suppliers and clients. She enjoys languages, boardgaming, reading, and mountain skiing when free.
- Andrew VasilievSystem Administrator
Responsible for supporting and maintaining servers. Testing, deploying, and setting up tools to improve CORE performance. Lover of automatizing routine.
- Anton ZhukBack-end developer
Works on improving and supporting backend systems. Besides the work, he enjoys listening to EDM music, playing TBS games and reading books. Dreams of travelling across North America.
- Michael UpshallCommunity and Outreach Manager
After several years working with AI companies making use of scholarly corpora, I have the chance to work with a corpus directly! I’m fascinated to learn more from our current and potential users of CORE, whether in institutions or corporate environments. I’ve been involved in scholarly publishing for more years than I care to remember, including writing and presenting, but I like best meeting people at face-to-face events (remember those?) and helping to discover how technology can solve business problems.
Past team members
- Aristotelis Charalampous
- Drahomira Herrmannova
- Alexander Huba
- Catherine Kuliavets
- Bethany Walker
- Anna Zelinska
- Giorgio Basile
- Bikash Gyawali
- Tomas Korec
- Dominika Koroncziova
- Magdalena Krygielova
- Jakub Novotny
- Gabriela Pavel
- Ian Tindle
- Lucas Anastasiou
- Jozef Harag
- Sergei Misak
- Samuel Pearce
- Svetlana Rumyanceva
- Vladislav Shymanovich
- Maria Tarasiuk
- Kostiantyn Voskoboinik
- Viktor Yakubiv
- Vojtech Robotka
- Zdenek Zdrahal
Resources and promotional materials
- LogoDownload PNG
- BrochureOpen PDF
- Adaptable promo text (9 languages)
Check our join guidelines.
Please submit your request on the article update page.
Go to our key register page. Make sure you have covered all the relevant information about the API available on our website.
To discuss project and research collaborations or if you represent an industry partner interested in using CORE in your work, please contact:
Knowledge Media institute, The Open University
Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, BUCKS, United Kingdom
petr (dot) knoth (at) open (dot) ac (dot) uk
For any other question or enquiry about CORE you will probably find an answer in our FAQs.
For any questions that have not yet been answered in the FAQs, you can contact us by email. Please note that as we are receiving very high volumes of requests, we are unable to answer questions or deal with requests that fall into the above categories, such as requests to update or remove an article. Such requests will not be answered through this route. However, if your request falls outside of the above categories, you can email us and we will reply when we can.