Key networks & Aggregators
Social Science Data Archives, a member of CESSDA, managed by the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana, is collecting and enabling access to research data from the social sciences research.
CLARIN.SI offers a repository for language resources.
national data repos
National publishing initiatives
Approximately 55 Slovenian scientific journals are indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. Many of the scientific journals use Open Journal Systems for managing the publication process.
The electronic versions of all publicly co-financed Slovenian journals (approximately 140 journals) and final reports of research projects, financed by the Slovenian Research Agency, must be deposited into the Digital Library of Slovenia.
National agreements with publishers
Consortia for the right to read electronic journals of 10 major commercial publishers are all organized at the national level. Some of the agreements contain provisions on open access (discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs) and some gratis APCs).
The National strategy of open access to scientific publications and research data in Slovenia 2015−2020 (p. 17) states that organisations managing consortia are obliged to provide the transparency, to strive for more favourable Article Processing Charges, and to prevent double payments to publishers of hybrid scientific journals (subscriptions as well as Article Processing Charges).
To achieve better use of public funding and following the Commission’s and national provisions regarding negotiations with publishers, the Slovenian Rectors’ Conference adopted the resolution on principles for negotiations with publishers:
Open accessibility of articles in publisher’s journals where employees at the members of a consortium are corresponding authors is paid with no direct financial implications for universities.
Free reading of all publisher’s subscription journals has to be enabled.
The right to text and data mining in all publisher’s journals is granted.
One joint contract is concluded for a new business model.