Interdisciplinary Event Sheds Light on Challenges to Sustain Electronic Scientific Journals

Interdisciplinary Event Sheds Light on Challenges to Sustain Electronic Scientific Journals 768 1024 Open and Universal Science (OPUS) Project

Diverse Group of Experts Delve into the Future of Scientific Publications in the Digital Age

In a significant gathering of scholars, researchers, and information experts, an event titled “Challenges of Long-term Sustainability of Electronic Scientific Journals: An Interdisciplinary Perspective” was held on September 28, 2023. The event aimed to explore the intricacies of preserving and managing scientific heritage in the digital era, with a particular focus on the obstacles faced by electronic scientific journals’ accessibility. Organized skillfully, it brought together a diverse group of participants, including legal scholars, young researchers, journal editors, librarians, and information specialists.

Among the attendees were legal scholars, young researchers enrolled in the Law doctoral program, editors of scientific journals from various academic institutions, a representative from SRCE (Sveučilišni računski centar – University Computing Centre), university and higher education librarians, and information experts. The diversity of backgrounds and expertise created a dynamic platform for addressing the multifaceted issues surrounding electronic scientific journals.

Insights into OPUS and Open Science

A noteworthy highlight of the event was a presentation on OPUS, conducted by Natasa Jakominic Marot from the University of Rijeka. OPUS is a key project partner responsible for implementing interventions related to researcher assessment reform. The presentation provided a comprehensive overview of OPUS, its principles, and its activities in the context of scientific publications.

Participants, numbering a total of 40, had the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the role of OPUS and its contribution to the future of scientific publishing. The presentation concluded with an interactive Q&A session that allowed attendees to delve deeper into the intricacies of OPUS and discuss its significance in the larger landscape of electronic scientific journals. The discussion also delved into the broader concept of Open Science, emphasizing the importance of transparency, collaboration, and accessibility in modern research.

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