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.
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.
“The National Open Science Committee” was set up by the Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council (TUBITAK) in the year 2015. From that moment onwards, Bilim, Sanayi ve Teknoloji Bakanlığı (Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology) has been aiming the national research environment with a view to enhancing the competitiveness of the country in the international level by supporting the activities on developing and implementing policies, strategies, plans and programs on science, industry and technology, promoting the adoption of a scientific approach and understanding in the society as the society is transformed into an information society, and providing the necessary conditions for a safe, sustainable, efficient, environmental-friendly production which is based on high technology. Anadolu Üniversite Kütüphaneleri Konsorsiyumu Derneği (Anatolian University Libraries Consortium Association - ANKOS) is also supporting the Open Access Initiatives and studies via the ANKOS Open Access and Institutional Repositories Working Group (ANKOS OAIR).
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.
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.
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.
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Events in 2018
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See also Monitor Statistics of Turkey Tubitak