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Usage of Open Access Institutional Repositories in Some of the European Peripheral Scientific Communities


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Hebrang Grgić, Ivana. (2011). Usage of Open Access Institutional Repositories in Some of the European Peripheral Scientific Communities. In: 3rd International Conference "The Future of Information Sciences: INFuture2011 – Information Sciences and e-Society", 9-11 November 2011, Zagreb.

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In the introduction, institutional repositories and Open Access movement will be explained. In literature review, citation impact of Open Access articles will be discussed based on several researches (e.g. by Harnad, Brody, Kennicutt, Kurtz etc.). Further on, differences between scientifically mainstream and peripheral countries will be emphasized. Two important factors in defining peripheral scientific communities – language and economy – will be explained. Scientists in peripheral scientific communities sometimes communicate in “small” language (although the languages usually have long traditions, they are spoken and understood by relatively small number of scientists), and sometimes their countries’ economy is marked as “developing” or “semi-developed”. We will not discuss scientific communication problems in developing countries, but the problems of seven European semi-developed and developed countries with official languages other than English (Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Greece). Institution repositories, especially if they are Open Access repositories, can significantly increase research impact of their institutions. Number and productivity of Open Access institutional repositories in the seven scientifically peripheral countries will be discussed.

Item Type: Published conference work (Lecture)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Open Access, institutional repository, research impact, scientifically peripheral country
Subjects: Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Information Science
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2014 09:53
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 09:36

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