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Russian scientific journals in the era of open access to knowledge: problems of adaptation

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The advancement of open access to scientific knowledge has become a determining strategy in the sphere of scientific communication. Open access implies, along with a free access to full-text information online, the creation of a legal basis for the results of research to be used fairly by all interested bodies. The Directory of Open Access Journals, DOAJ, as well as other similar institutions, carries the mission of providing and guaranteeing the quality of open access. Russian journals are increasingly become part of this project, which is considered to be a positive trend. Currently, about 163 Russian titles are listed in DOAJ. However, some journals face difficulties in bringing their publication standards in compliance with the DOAJ quality criteria, which has become a reason for suspending 15 Russian titles from this esteemed international database. This article investigates the process of open access advancement inRussia, in particular, the implementation of international quality standards in the sphere of Russian scientific periodicals. Main DOAJ acceptance criteria are analyzed, as well as those problems that Russian titles experience adapting to them.

About the Author

N. G. Popova
Institute of Philosophy and Law, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Federation

Natalia G. Popova, PhD (Sociology), Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of Foreign Languages Department; Lecturer of the Academy of the Association of Science Editors and Publishers, member of the National Association of English Teachers in Russia, member of the Russian Consortium of Writing Centres (RWCC)



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Popova N.G. Russian scientific journals in the era of open access to knowledge: problems of adaptation. Science Editor and Publisher. 2017;2(2-4):64-70. (In Russ.)

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