Key networks & Aggregators
Repositories which: (1) provides open access to the publications, as well as to other outputs of the research projects implemented in the institution; (2) Creative Commons licenses implementation; and (3) OpenAIRE 3.0 (OA, funding) compliant, are:
- CHERRY, ie CHEmistRy RepositorY (http://cherry.chem.bg.ac.rs/) - Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade
- VinaR, ie Vinca Repository (http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/) - Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade
- RaDAR, ie Repozitorijum Arhiviranih DigitAlnih Radova (http://ibiss-r.rcub.bg.ac.rs/) - Siniša Stanković Institute of Biological Research, University of Belgrade
- DAIS, ie Digital ArchIve of SASA (dais.sanu.ac.rs) - joint repository of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and institutes under its auspices
- RAUmPlan ie. Repozitorijum Arhitekture Urbanizma i Planiranja (http://raumplan.iaus.ac.rs/) - Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia, Belgrade
- RIStocar, ie Repozitorijum Instituta za stočarstvo (http://r.istocar.bg.ac.rs) - Institute for Animal Husbandry, Belgrade-Zemun, Serbia
- rIFTD, ie Repository of IFDT (http://rifdt.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/) - Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory of the University in Belgrade, Serbia
- CeR, ie Central Repository (http://cer.ihtm.bg.ac.rs/) - Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy at the University of Belgrade
- FarFar, ie Pharmacy Repository (http://farfar.pharmacy.bg.ac.rs) - Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade
- GraFar, ie Gradjevinski Fakultet Repozitorijum (http://grafar.grf.bg.ac.rs/) - Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade
- Jakov, (http://jakov.kpu.edu.rs/) - Repository of the University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies, Belgrade
- PlantaRum, (http://plantarum.izbis.bg.ac.rs) - Institute for Plant Protection and Environment, Belgrade
- RAF, ie Repozitorijum Arhitektonskog Fakulteta (http://raf.arh.bg.ac.rs) - Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade
- RIK, ie Repozitorijum Instituta za kukuruz (http://rik.mrizp.rs) - Maize Research Institute, Zemun Polje, Belgrade
- RhinoSec - (http://rhinosec.fb.bg.ac.rs) Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade
There are few more repositories:
Few repositories established during the Erasmus+ project Be-OPEN Boosting Engagement of Serbian Universities in Open Science, 2016-2019:
Biore - Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade (https://biore.bio.bg.ac.rs/), and Technical Faculty in Bor, University of Belgrade (https://biblioteka.tfbor.bg.ac.rs).
IRIES, institutional repository of scientific publications of Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade (ebooks.ien.bg.ac.rs), an ePrints-powered institutional repository. It also contains items that are not OA, due to copyright restrictions. Creative Commons licenses are implemented. It supports OAI 2.0.
CrisNS (http://www.cris.uns.ac.rs/), a repository of PhD theses powered by an in-house developed software tool and maintained by the University of Novi Sad. It incorporates the openDLT-based system called PHD UNS digital library (http://dosird.uns.ac.rs/phd-uns-digital-library-phd-dissertations).
CaSA NaRA (https://arhiva.nara.ac.rs/), the National Repository of Agricultural Education, is a DSpace-powered subject-based repository established within the Tempus project CaSA.
Phaidra, maintained by the university libraries in Belgrade (phaidrabg.bg.ac.rs), Niš (phaidrani.ni.ac.rs) and Kragujevac (phaidrakg.kg.ac.rs), was originally intended to serve as a platform for institutional repositories of these universities. However, university staff have not shown great interest in depositing their research there and the platforms is now principally used as a thesis repository – E-THESES (eteze.bg.ac.rs). Creative Commons licenses are implemented. Since the platform does not have an OAI-PMH module, harvesting is enabled through NaRDuS.
eLibrary (elibrary.matf.bg.ac.rs), a DSpace-powered OA repository of digitized materials that also contains some current research outputs. It is maintained by the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, and the Mathematical Institute of SASA and supported by MESTD through national projects 13017 and III 044006. The deposited materials are free to read but it remains unclear whether the owners of the repository have been granted the right (by copyright holders) to make them OA.
Serbia does not have a research data management infrastructure. Major efforts are still focused on awareness raising, primarily achieved through international projects – e.g. the Institute of Economic Sciences in Belgrade has been involved in a number of projects focusing on Open access to research data in social sciences (SERSCIDA, SEEDS).
National publishing initiatives
MESTD subsidizes publishing costs for selected academic journal publishers (mostly scientific associations and research institutions) and research institutions. Subsidies are mostly focused on print editions. Publishers are not required to make their content OA. Nevertheless, the greatest part of publications eventually get freely available for readers through various channels. In January, 2019 there are 160 Serbian journals in DOAJ, Apart from individual subsidies, there are two major national projects that are specifically OA-oriented.
SCIndeks: The Serbian Citation Index (scindeks.ceon.rs)
SCIndeks indexes locally published scholarly journals. In addition to basic article descriptions, SCIndeks contains abstracts and references/citations (metadata) for all articles. Articles from the journals of a certain level of quality which accepted Open Access as a publishing model are available as full text. SCIndeks was initially a national project funded by the ministry responsible for science. However, in 2014, regular funding ceased and the project moved to a different business model in 2015, due to which the coverage of some journals was discontinued.SCIndeks is selected as a grantee under the Alternative Funding Mechanism for APC-free Open Access journals and platforms (FP7 Post grant Pilot). The technical improvement plans included in the funded proposals make emphasis on specific areas, such as OpenAIRE compliance, providing article-level information to the DOAJ, systematically collecting and exposing the funding information whenever it’s made available by authors and implementing ORCID. The results are presented at the mid-term progress assessment in December, 2016, and in the final report delivered on April, 2017. Since December, 2016, SCIndeks is OpenAIRE 3.0 (OA, funding) compliant, and regularly harvested by the OpeAIRE portal.
The National Library of Serbia undertook to establish cooperation with CrossRef on behalf of selected journals, as well as to create article‐level metadata for them in the appropriate format and assign DOIs to their articles. Although doiSerbia is not intended as a publishing platform, both PDFs and metadata are stored within the doiSerbia platform, on the server of the National Library. Due to this, journals which do not have a website can make their content available electronically. The ministry responsible for science has been funding the DOI assignment for 61 Serbian scholarly journals (about 30000 articles) since 2002 until present.OA has been embraced by almost all Serbian journals, though only some of them have an explicitly defined OA policy. The project “Revisiting Open Access Journal Policies and Practices in Serbia” (funded through EIFL-OA programme in 2016) helped OA publishers in Serbia realize problems, implement good practices and identify possible models in their efforts towards improving OA journals. A comprehensive study “Open Access Journals in Serbia: Policies and Practices” by Milica Ševkušić at al. has been recently published; it includes good practice advice and policy and licensing templates that could be of great help to journal editors.
NaRDuS - National Repository of Dissertations in Serbia (nardus.mpn.gov.rs)
The Law on Higher Education (Amendments as of 2014) stipulates the establishment of a central national digital repository of PhD theses defended at all universities in Serbia – both public and private, accompanied with thesis evaluation reports. These changes are fully in line with the guidelines of the framework program of the European Union for research and innovation (Horizon 2020) and will encourage the participation of our higher education institutions in the European repository of doctoral dissertations. The NaRDuS was developed within the Tempus project RODOS (Restructuring of Doctoral Studies in Serbia). Since December, 2016, NaRDuS is OpenAIRE 3.0 (OA, funding) compliant, and regularly harvested by the OpeAIRE portal.
National agreements with publishers
KoBSON, the Serbian Library Consortium for Coordinated Acquisition was established in 2001 and represents the Serbian research community. Through the National Library of Serbia, acting as a hub, the Consortium currently provides access to some 30,000 international journal titles, and more than 160,000 books. All these licenses are financed centrally by the Ministry of Science through a contract with the National Library. The KoBSON portal is the official site of the Serbian Consortium, hosted and maintained by the Center for Scientific Information at the National Library of Serbia. The portal offers integrated access to electronic content subscribed by the Consortium.
List of national agreements:
- ASME Digital Library
- American Chemical Society
- American Physical Society
- Cambridge Journals Online
- IoP Electronic Journals
- Oxford Journals
- RSC OnLine
- SAGE Journal Online
- SciFinder Scholar
- ScienceDirect & SCOPUS
- Springer Link
- Web of Science
- Willey & Blackwell Interscience
Although OA is not mandated, a significant part of books resulting from national research projects and subsidized by MESTD are freely available to readers. However, they are often difficult to find, as they are scattered across institutional websites, social networks for researchers and Google Books, and their OA status is not always clearly stated.