Open access policies

Open access policies and theses mandates implemented in EIFL partner countries

EIFL has been a leader in advocating for changes in systems of scholarly communication. Our work has resulted in implementation of many new open access policies in higher education institutions and research funding agencies in developing and transition countries. The new policies both increase access to knowledge and make it possible for institutions and scholars in these countries to open their research to the world.

Below is the full list of open access policies and theses mandates that have been implemented in EIFL partner countries (by the region).

COUNTRY              OA POLICY

Africa

Ethiopia and Kenya

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Ghana

Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology

Kenya

University of Nairobi

Kenya

Kenyatta University

Kenya

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Kenya

Strathmore University

Kenya

Pwani University

Nigeria

Covenant University

South Africa

University of Pretoria Read a story how it was implemented

South Africa

University of Johannesburg

South Africa

The University of South Africa (UNISA)

South Africa

University of Cape Town

South Africa

Stellenbosch University

South Africa

University of the Western Cape

South Africa

The National Research Foundation (NRF)

South Africa

TWAS & OWSD

Zambia University of Zambia

Zimbabwe

Bindura University of Science Education

Zimbabwe

Lupane State University

Zimbabwe

Midlands State University

Zimbabwe

University of Zimbabwe (ETD mandate)
Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

 
Algeria

University of Bouira

Algeria

Université M'hamed Bougara - Boumerdes

Palestine

University of Palestine OA ETD mandate

 

Asia Pacific

Azerbaijan

Baku Higher Oil School

Azerbaijan

Khazar University

China

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

China

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

China

National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences

China

Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology mandate to deposit research data

China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region University of Hong Kong
China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The University of Hong Kong Libraries departmental mandate

China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Nepal International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

 

Europe

Belarus

Belarus National Technical University Library

Belarus

Belarusian State University

Estonia

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia

Estonian Research Council

Estonia

Ministry of Education and Research

Latvia

University of Latvia

Latvia

Riga Technical University

Lithuania

Vilnius University (in Lithuanian)

Lithuania

Mykolas Romeris University

Lithuania

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

Lithuania

The Lithuanian Research Council

Lithuania

Vytautas Magnus University

Lithuania

Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences

Lithuania

Seimas of the Republic of Llithuania (the Parliament)

Moldova

Academy of Economic Studies (in Romanian)

Moldova

National Institute for Economic Research

Moldova

Ion Creangă State Pedagogical University

Moldova

State Agrarian University of Moldova

Moldova

The Academy of Public Administration

Moldova

State University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Nicolae Testemitanu”

Moldova

Balti „Alecu Russo” State University

Moldova

Moldova State University

Moldova

Technical University of Moldova

Moldova

Free International University of Moldova

Moldova

State University of Physical Education and Sport

Poland

The Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences

Poland

Adam Mickiewicz University
Poland

Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical & Computational Modelling at Warsaw University

Poland The National Science Centre (one of major research funding agencies in Poland included mandatory OA into one of its funding programmes)
Poland OA and open data recommendations (Kierunki rozwoju otwartego dostępu do publikacji i wyników badań naukowych w Polsce)

Russia

Belgorod State University

Russia

Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences

Russia

Vologda Scientific-Coordination Center, Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences

Russia

Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences

Serbia

University of Belgrade (ETD mandate)

Serbia

All doctoral dissertations mandate (Law on Amendments and Additions to the Law on Higher Education adopted on September, 10th, 2014)

Slovakia

Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SCSTI)

Slovenia

University of Maribor

Slovenia

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering

Slovenia

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education

Slovenia

University of Ljubljana

Slovenia Central Technological Library at the University of Ljubljana
Slovenia University of Nova Gorica
Slovenia University of Primorska
Slovenia the National Strategy of open access (OA) to scientific publications and research data in Slovenia 2015-2020

Ukraine

Donetsk National Technical University

Ukraine

Kharkov National Medical University

Ukraine

Sumy State University

Ukraine

Ternopil State Ivan Puluj Technical University

Ukraine

Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine

National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute»

Ukraine

V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

Ukraine

Vinnytsya National Agrarian University

Ukraine

Volodymyr Dahl East-Ukraine National University

Ukraine

National Aviation University

Ukraine

National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy

Ukraine

Open access policy, the Law of Ukraine On the principles of Developing Information Society in Ukraine in 2007-2015

FACTS

1

Through EIFL’s advocacy, the first open access mandates were introduced by institutions in China, Ghana and Moldova.

2

An institutional OA policy may be voluntary (e.g. requesting that researchers make their work OA in the institutional repository) or mandatory (e.g. requiring that researchers make their work OA in the institutional repository).