OA resources

OA resources may include:

  • e-journals to be reviewed;
  • reviewed journal articles;
  • unreviewed pre-prints, which the authors want to publish in order to receive commentaries and inform the colleagues on the newest discoveries in science, etc.
  • Dissertations, conference theses, etc.;
  • Any other resource in a digital format – a study course, music, pictures, multimedia works, software, etc.
Publications in the OA/open access journals

The authors or copyright owners provide all users with free irrevocable accessibility rights and a licence to copy, use, distribute, structure and distribute the derived works in any digital environment, for any purposes, by taking into account the copyrights, as well as the right to print a small number of copies for personal use.

DOAJ – offers free access to full text of scientific journal articles in different fields of science in different languages: www.doaj.org

Institutional repository (IR)

Institutional repository is an online site for collection and distribution in the digital form of certain, usually research, institution intellectual work results, ensuring their management, long-term preservation, and accessibility.

A university institutional repository usually includes the following:

  • scientific articles (reviewed/unreviewed, published/unpublished), journals;
  • dissertations, conference materials, monographs or their parts, etc.;
  • other documents can also be included, for example, administrative documents, course and educational materials, work material, research reports, etc.

OpenDOAR comprises detailed information regarding Open Access repositories, provides search options in all repositories simultaneously, and in each repository individually.

The main tasks of the OA institutional repository:

  • to ensure global accessibility to the institution scientific research online;
  • to popularize scientific accomplishments of the institution;
  • to decrease scientific work publication expenses;
  • to facilitate assessment and administration of the institution’s scientific research work;
  • to accumulate all digital content documents of the institution;
  • to ensure free access to the institutional research;
  • to collect and save other digital materials of the institution – unpublished documents, «grey» literature.