My thesis is in open access, what about yours? Case study of an EIFL-funded project in Serbia

Case study describing activities and results of the EIFL-funded project to launch a national open access portal of PhD theses and dissertations in Serbia and introduce legislation to mandate OA to all PhD theses defended in the country

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TYPE:
Case Study
AUTHOR:
Kosanovic, Biljana
DATE:
January 2015
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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In 2011-2013 EIFL provided financial support to 34 projects that implemented national and institutional OA advocacy campaigns to reach out to research communities and OA publishing initiatives.

Through small grants and support from their own institutions, the projects engaged in a wide variety of campaigns and activities, including: holding workshops, creating websites, building institutional OA repositories, creating e-learning courses, and implementing OA publishing platforms.

The case studies resulting from the projects reveal impressive first-time achievements and will help increase the availability of research literature in developing and transition countries.

Learn more about the key achievements for this OA project in Serbia in our EIFL in Action. You can access the full case study (strategies, tactics and tools) by clicking on the download button.

ABOUT THE PROJECT IN SERBIA

The National Library of Serbia implemented EIFL-funded project “My thesis is in open access, what about yours? DOISerbiaThesis” that had the following goals:

  • to fill existing University OA repositories with Phd theses;        
  • to promote OA among young researchers;    
  • to include Serbian theses in European and worldwide harvesters; and    
  • to disseminate Serbian theses to much larger audience.