Open Access, Equity and Strong Economy in Developing and Transition Countries: Policy Perspective
Since January 2007 Ukraine has a law mandating open access to publicly funded research. Most of the Parliament members supported it. And it is already the second parliamentary inquiry mandating the Cabinet of Ministers to take actions on creating favourable conditions for developing open access repositories in archives, libraries, museums, scientific and research institutions with open access condition to publicly funded research. Nevertheless bottom-up approaches of Ukrainian Universities and research centres as well as political support from the principle legislative body in the country have still not resulted into a network of well-functioning institutional repositories. The article highlights recent open access developments and presents the lists of open access benefits for the countries and regions.
open access, publicly funded research, open access journals, open access educational material, developing and transition countries
Kuchma I. Open Access, Equity, and Strong Economy in Developing and Transition Countries: Policy Perspective // Serials Review, Volume 34, Issue 1, March 2008, Pages 13-20.