Turkey

Turkey

National Open Access Desk

Contacts
  • Gultekin Gurdal |
    • The National Research Environment

      Turkey is about to be one of the biggest higher education landscape with the 206 universities in Europe. The 129 of these universities are financed publicly, and the 77 left are the private universities who are also performing the higher education activities in the national and international level. Yüksek Öğretim Kurulu (The Council of Higher Education YÖK) has been administrating the activities of the universities in Turkey.

      Major Research Funder

      The Major Research Funder in Turkey is “Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma Kurumu (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey - TÜBİTAK) [http://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en/]. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey is the leading agency for management, funding and conduct of research in Turkey. It was established in 1963 with a mission to advance science and technology, conduct research and support Turkish researchers. The Council is an autonomous institution and is governed by a Scientific Board whose members are selected from prominent scholars from universities, industry and research institutions. TÜBİTAK is responsible for promoting, developing, organizing, conducting and coordinating research and development in line with national targets and priorities.

      Support and landscape

      • The Major Research Funder in Turkey is “Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma Kurumu (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey - TÜBİTAK). The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey is the leading agency for management, funding and conduct of research in Turkey. It was established in 1963 with a mission to advance science and technology, conduct research and support Turkish researchers. The Council is an autonomous institution and is governed by a Scientific Board whose members are selected from prominent scholars from universities, industry and research institutions. TÜBİTAK is responsible for promoting, developing, organizing, conducting and coordinating research and development in line with national targets and priorities.

      National initiatives

    • To be updated soon.

      OpenAIRE statistics

      84,852 OA publications in 266 repositories

    • National policy

      Open Access to Theses and Dissertations has been Enacted by the Parliament

      Unless a decision of secrecy is taken by the authorized institutions and organizations, the graduate theses shall be opened to access in the electronic environment by the National Theses Center of the Council of Higher Education in order to contribute to science.

      Institutional policy

      Some institutions have voted open access mandates requiring that authors self-archive their papers in their own institutional repository: 50 Turkish institutions are listed in ROARmap.

      Funder policy

      Almost all available publications and results were funded by The Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council (TUBITAK), FP7, H2020 projects.
    • Key networks and aggregators

      Data repositories

      National publishing initiatives

      According to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) September 2018 data there are 326 Turkish OA journals which were registered to DOAJ. Some of these journals are hosted by OA journal platforms, but most are run individually by research institutions and learned societies. ANKOS OAIR is the Turkish partner of DOAJ for the first evaluation of the journals that applied to register into DOAJ from Turkey. The registered journal number to the TÜBİTAK-ULAKBİM DergiPark Project has been 1.978 (September 2018)

      TÜBİTAK-ULAKBİM DergiPark is also one of the biggest OpenAIRE data provider.

      National agreements with publishers

      N/A

      OA books

      No information available.

    • Funding Agencies

      Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council (TUBITAK)

       

      See also Monitor Statistics of Turkey Tubitak

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