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The purpose of this guide is to inform its users about the myriad of Open Access (OA) resources that are available in the Central and Eastern Europe. The guide will be updated periodically as the newer resources become available. This guide does not claim to be a comprehensive guide on the OA in Central and Eastern Europe, but instead, it focuses on showcasing some important scholarly resources.
De Gruyter Open (formerly Versita) is one of the world’s leading publishers of open access scientific content. Today De Gruyter Open (DGO) publishes about 400 own and third-party scholarly journals across all major disciplines.
The Global Open Access Portal (GOAP) funded by the Governments of Colombia, Denmark, Norway, and the United States Department of State, presents a current snapshot of the status of Open Access (OA) to scientific information in 158 countries worldwide.
SpringerOpen is a portfolio of over 195 peer-reviewed, fully open access journals and more than 50 open access books covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences
The objective of the database is to establish an electronic, open-access database publishing English abstracts of articles and reviews that appear mostly in national languages in scientific journals devoted to social sciences and humanities in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovak Republic as well as in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. DART-Europe is endorsed by LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche), and it is the European Working Group of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD).
Provides open access to more than 400,000 electronic theses and dissertations from more than 500 universities in 27 European countries in many languages. DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses.
EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) works with libraries to enable access to knowledge for education, learning, research and sustainable community development. Our vision is a world in which all people have the knowledge they need to achieve their full potential.
Open access – the immediate, online, free and unrestricted availability of peer-reviewed research literature – is a powerful solution to the barriers that researchers in developing and transition countries face trying to access and share critical research that can improve people’s lives.
eScholarshipProvides a suite of open access, scholarly publishing services and research tools that enable departments, research units, publishing programs, and individual scholars associated with the University of California to have direct control over the creation and dissemination of the full range of their scholarship.
eScholarship provides a suite of open access, scholarly publishing services to the University of California and delivers a dynamic research platform to scholars worldwide.
LAUC-B 2015 Conference- Open Access Reclaiming Scholarship for the Academy.
Eur-Lex: Access to European Union Law.
EUR-Lex provides free access, in the 24 official EU languages, to:
the Official Journal of the European Union
EU law (EU treaties, directives, regulations, decisions, consolidated legislation, etc.)
preparatory acts (legislative proposals, reports, green and white papers, etc.)