Open Access in Slovenia  Mojca Kotar, University of Ljubljana                       (mojca.kotar@uni-lj.si)UNESCO Regional...
Publications and research data                                                    14.208 registered researchers           ...
Current status of Open Access (1/2)• No OA policies by funders and institutions yet (legal copy of co-financed  journals a...
Current status of Open Access (2/2)• 36 Slovenian scientific journals listed in DOAJ, no national portal of  journals• Rar...
Key national projects• openaccess.si (2011, EIFL grant, consortium of 13 institutions):  active national information porta...
Major players• Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (funding Open data  project)• Slovenian Book Agency (fund...
Potential barriers for further adoption• Low awareness of researchers• Lack of OA mandates from funders and institutions• ...
Desired developmentsEstablishment of a national OA infrastructure for ETDs and researchpublications                       ...
Collaborative and collective efforts to      advance OA in the region• Draft OA policies for funders and institutions in t...
Enabling features and critical success          factors in Slovenia• Access to the latest information on OA developments (...
UNESCO Regional Consultation on »Open Access to Scientific Information and Research –                 Concept and Policies...
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Open Access in Slovenia

  1. 1. Open Access in Slovenia Mojca Kotar, University of Ljubljana (mojca.kotar@uni-lj.si)UNESCO Regional Consultation on »Open Access to Scientific Information and Research – Concept and Policies«, Minsk, 6 September 2012
  2. 2. Publications and research data 14.208 registered researchers National CRIS = SICRIS Estimate of a yearly number of publications for deposit into OA repositories no. of ETDs no. of research total publications Univ Ljubljana 9.620 14.600 24.220 Univ Maribor 4.000 4.500 8.500 Univ Primorska 1.000 1.600 2.600 Univ Nova Gorica 140 1.000 1.140 Slovenian Academy of / 2.600 2.600• Independent country since 1991 Sciences and Arts• 2 million inhabitants Jožef Stefan Institute / 1.400 1.400• EU Member State since 2004 National Institute of / 550 550 Chemistry• Adopted EUR in 2007• Financial crisis, severe austerity No record of the type and number of research measures imposed by the datasets per year government UNESCO Regional Consultation on »Open Access to Scientific Information and Research – Concept and Policies«, Minsk, 6 September 2012
  3. 3. Current status of Open Access (1/2)• No OA policies by funders and institutions yet (legal copy of co-financed journals and final research reports: obligatory deposit into the national digital library)• Research Infrastructure Development Plan 2011–2020: establishment of national OA infrastructures for research publications and data, connected with SICRIS; when established, deposit will be made mandatory• Low awareness of researchers, reluctant to publish in gold OA journals – because of the evaluation metrics they prefer hybrid journals of traditional publishers; very little open data• Recently very strong support from the rectors (August 2012)• None of institutions has signed any of the OA declarations UNESCO Regional Consultation on »Open Access to Scientific Information and Research – Concept and Policies«, Minsk, 6 September 2012
  4. 4. Current status of Open Access (2/2)• 36 Slovenian scientific journals listed in DOAJ, no national portal of journals• Rare Slovenian OA monographs• Scattered repository implementations (mostly contain ETDs, very little research publications), no national portal of repositories: 1 university repository 3 faculty repositories, more non-OAI-PMH compliant ETD archives 1 national digital library• 1 data archive for social sciences• Nat & Univ Lib partner in DRIVER projects• Univ Ljubljana partner in OpenAIRE and OpenAIREplus projects UNESCO Regional Consultation on »Open Access to Scientific Information and Research – Concept and Policies«, Minsk, 6 September 2012
  5. 5. Key national projects• openaccess.si (2011, EIFL grant, consortium of 13 institutions): active national information portal• Open data project (2010–2013, Ministry grant, Univ Ljubljana): survey and recommendations on national open data infrastructure• Portal of Slovenian scientific and literary journals (2010–2011, Slovenian Book Agency grant, The Peace Institute): Action plan prepared• Pilot establishment of a national OA infrastructure for ETDs and research publications (August 2012, application to the Ministry tender, consortium of all universities): 4 repositories + national portal, OpenAIRE compliant, connected with SICRIS, contribute to DART-Europe and WorldCat, plagiarism detection UNESCO Regional Consultation on »Open Access to Scientific Information and Research – Concept and Policies«, Minsk, 6 September 2012
  6. 6. Major players• Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (funding Open data project)• Slovenian Book Agency (funded Action plan for the scientific journals portal)• Four universities (openaccess.si consortium with major research institutes, Open Data Project, tender application for pilot OA infrastructure)• The Peace Institute (=NGO, Action Plan for the scientific journals portal)• Research libraries (Open access to the achievements of Slovenian researchers conference, 2010) UNESCO Regional Consultation on »Open Access to Scientific Information and Research – Concept and Policies«, Minsk, 6 September 2012
  7. 7. Potential barriers for further adoption• Low awareness of researchers• Lack of OA mandates from funders and institutions• Lack of repositories for research publications and data• Lack of coordination of activities UNESCO Regional Consultation on »Open Access to Scientific Information and Research – Concept and Policies«, Minsk, 6 September 2012
  8. 8. Desired developmentsEstablishment of a national OA infrastructure for ETDs and researchpublications no. of ETDs no. of research total Tender application Univ Ljubljana 9.620 publications 14.600 24.220 August 2012 Univ Maribor 4.000 4.500 8.500 Univ Primorska 1.000 1.600 2.600 Univ Nova Gorica 140 1.000 1.140 total 14.760 21.700 36.460Mirrored OA mandates by funders and institutions, based on ECRecommendation of 17 July 2012:all articles openly accessible either immediately by the publisherand/or available through OA repository no later than 6 months (12months for social sciences and humanities) UNESCO Regional Consultation on »Open Access to Scientific Information and Research – Concept and Policies«, Minsk, 6 September 2012
  9. 9. Collaborative and collective efforts to advance OA in the region• Draft OA policies for funders and institutions in the region• Support/help with building the repositories• Peruse of best practise cases from the region and worldwide for policies and infrastructures (SCIndeks, Hrčak, NARCIS, RIAN, NORA, Recommendations for Implementation of Open Access in Denmark ...) UNESCO Regional Consultation on »Open Access to Scientific Information and Research – Concept and Policies«, Minsk, 6 September 2012
  10. 10. Enabling features and critical success factors in Slovenia• Access to the latest information on OA developments (OpenAIRE, OpenAIREplus, Open Access Tracking Project) + enthusiastic advocates• Regular and persistant advocacy to all shareholders, most importantly to funders and research management, but also to researchers, librarians, IT professionals• Use different dissemination channels (direct mailings, web sites, live presentations)• Possibility to detect plagiarism in Slovenian language on a national level UNESCO Regional Consultation on »Open Access to Scientific Information and Research – Concept and Policies«, Minsk, 6 September 2012
  11. 11. UNESCO Regional Consultation on »Open Access to Scientific Information and Research – Concept and Policies«, Minsk, 6 September 2012

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