Implementacija inicijative za otvoreni pristup naučnim podacima i publikacijama u Srbiji : izazovi i perspektive Digitalni repozitorijum Instituta ekonomskih nauka u Beogradu
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Banović, Jelena and Đukić, Mihajlo and Mitić, Petar (2019) Implementacija inicijative za otvoreni pristup naučnim podacima i publikacijama u Srbiji : izazovi i perspektive. In: XXV skup Trendovi razvoja "Kvalitet visokog obrazovanja": zbornik radova. Fakultet tehničkih nauka, Novi Sad, pp. 276-278. ISBN 978-86-6022-140-9
Open access initiative implies the ability to access scientific publications and data at any time, from anywhere and without compensation. The only precondition is the internet access. The Open Access Initiative has been created in response to the fact that research papers and data generated by the research community and often financed by academic or state institutions cannot be available until the interested institution subscribes to the appropriate journal. This is considered to be controversial and a bit “absurd” because it limits the dissemination of scientific knowledge and represents a barrier for further research. The Open Access Initiative in Serbia has been in force for almost two decades and is intensively implemented through numerous workshops and education of scientists and researchers, where it has been strongly recommended to provide, whenever possible, an open access to the research papers and data. It is estimated that today about 15% of the journals is in the Open Access format, and that 90% of the publishers allow authors to upload a pre-printed version of the papers (accepted for publication) on a digital platform, usually through institutional digital repositories, completely accessible. However, a very large number of scientific outputs are still not available to the wider public, which reduces the visibility of researchers' work and their citations. Therefore, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, in the summer of 2018, adopted a document called the Platform for Open Science, clearly explaining the obligations of all researchers to upload their research papers and data in digital repositories. This paper deals with the problems of implementing the Open Access Initiative in Serbia and the ways in which these problems could be overcome with an aim to increase the quality of scientific production in Serbia.