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Ensuring open access to scientific publications: who, what and how?

Macan, Bojan (2018) Ensuring open access to scientific publications: who, what and how?. In: Otvorenost u znanosti i visokom obrazovanju. Školska knjiga, Zagreb, pp. 59-79. ISBN 978-953-0-60044-7

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According to a study conducted by the European Commission in 2013 which showed that approximately 50% of scientific papers published in 2011 were available for free in 2013, open access (OA) is nowadays at its tipping point (Archambault et al. 2013). The first way to achieve OA is by publishing is by publishing in OA journals which provide immediate free open access to published papers via journal web pages. There are different business models practiced by the OA publishers and we can distinguish gold, diamond and hybrid open access journals. An alternative way for achieving OA to scientific literature is by self-archiving a digital copy in OA repositories. The way in which OA is achieved will greatly depend on the authors themselves, but also on the national, institutional and founder’s OA policies. The choices made by the research community regarding OA will deeply influence the scientific communication and the future role of scientific publishers. This chapter brings the review of OA policies on the European Union level as well as on the national and institutional level in Croatia. It also brings the overview of the existing information infrastructure for OA in EU and Croatia.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: open access to scientific publications; open access policy; open access infrastructure; open access - Croatia; open access - European Commission
Subjects: SOCIAL SCIENCES > Information and Communication Sciences
SOCIAL SCIENCES > Information and Communication Sciences > Library Science
Divisions: Centre for scientific information
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe 2020-OpenAIRE2020UNSPECIFIED643410EK
Depositing User: Bojan Macan
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 12:49

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