Open Access publishing in Lithuania and Serbia: Case studies | EIFL 2012-08-20


“EIFL [Electronic Information for Libraries] has provided small grants to support Open Access publishing initiatives in Lithuania and Serbia and now Eleonora Dagiene, Chair of the Council at The Association of Lithuanian Serials, and Pero Šipka, CEON/CEES, describe the results. Promoting Open Access through Implementation of Open Journal Systems (OJS) in Lithuanian Research Journals: A Case Study from Lithuania: Key achievements: [1] Over 130 participants involved in publishing attended training events and learnt about OJS and on-line publishing. Seminar materials are available from the website of the Association. [2] Lithuanian OJS version and guidelines for journal editors and publishers have been released and disseminated. [3] 22 OJS installations (and counting) implemented at seven research institutions... Supporting Serbian Journals Publishers to Switch to Article Processing Charges OA Model: A case study from Serbia: Key achievements: [1] Serbian Open Access (OA) journal publishers were provided with software and organizational ‘know how’ to collect article processing charges (APCs) from the authors or their affiliated institutions. [2] A partnership with publishers was established based on a public call followed by an internet survey, and with an in-depth CEON/CEES analysis of the journals potentials of switching to the new model. More than 40 representatives of publishers and editorial boards have been trained to practice APCs. [3] An immediate result of this project is that five journals switched to the new business practice... [4] The project provides a new model for Serbian journals publishers, which will lead to their long-term economic independence...”



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08/20/2012, 15:05

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02/14/2012, 22:21