What is CORE?
CORE is the world’s largest aggregator of open access research papers from repositories and journals. It is a not-for-profit service dedicated to the open access mission. We serve the global network of repositories and journals by increasing the discoverability and reuse of open access content. We provide solutions for content management, discovery and scalable machine access to research. Our services support a wide range of stakeholders, specifically researchers, the general public, academic institutions, developers, funders and 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 aggregate 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 242M 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.
- Lucas AnastasiouSenior Developer
Works on improving and and maintaining CORE services. Elasticsearch guru. While not on his computer coding, he enjoys playing chess, scratching his guitar and dreams of climbing Alpe d'Huez or Col de la Madone with his bike.
- 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.
- Drahomira HerrmannovaData Analyst & Researcher
Works with the rest of the team on both front- and back-end development. Enjoys maintaining and improving CORE as it provides her with useful data for her PhD. Dreams of turning CORE into a hub for Semantometric research. Book lover and sports enthusiast in her spare time.
- Catherine KuliavetsPersonal & Team Administrative Assistant
Responsible for acting as the first point of contact for a range of tasks and common queries. Manages diaries and meetings, helps with organising events and conferences; collects information from external sources; liaises with staff, suppliers and clients.
- 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.
- Maria TarasiukSoftware Developer
Software services and infrastructure developer. Maintaining and continuously improving our backend systems.
- 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.
Past team members
- Aristotelis Charalampous
- Alexander Huba
- Bethany Walker
- Anna Zelinska
- Giorgio Basile
- Bikash Gyawali
- Tomas Korec
- Dominika Koroncziova
- Magdalena Krygielova
- Jakub Novotny
- Gabriela Pavel
- Ian Tindle
- Jozef Harag
- Sergei Misak
- Samuel Pearce
- Svetlana Rumyanceva
- Vladislav Shymanovich
- Kostiantyn Voskoboinik
- Viktor Yakubiv
- Vojtech Robotka
- Zdenek Zdrahal
Resources and promotional materials
Check our join guidelines.
Please submit your request on the article update page.
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.