About the event

The one-day workshop event “Practical perspectives on scientific publishing” is organized to celebrate 1000 scientific journals aggregated in the Biblioteka Nauki (“Library of Science”), a service developed at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw.

The Library of Science provides open access to full-text articles from Polish scientific journals indexed in disciplinary databases: AGRO (biological, agricultural, forestry and veterinary sciences), BazTech (technological sciences), CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities), DML-PL (mathematics), PSJD (Polish Scientific Journals Database; physical, chemical, medical, pharmaceutical, health and sport sciences). The service was launched in 2014. Since then more than 300 000 articles from 1000 scientific journals have been gathered.

The event will offer an opportunity to discuss the current situation of scientific journals in Poland, in particular the needs and expectations of publishers and editorial staff related to open access. Scientific publishing landscape in Poland is unique and complex as there are more than 4000 registered journals, many of them are traditionally academy-owned, run by university presses, institutes, learned societies or non-governmental organizations. More than 600 are registered in Directory of Open Access Journals. Many of the titles are published with low frequency (more than 1000 as an annual) and are highly specialised.

“Practical perspectives on scientific publishing” will take place in the University of Warsaw Library. Dominic Mitchell (Directory of Open Access Journals) will give a keynote lecture on global open access movement and DOAJ’s involvement. To increase the diversity of included topics, the open call for workshops was announced in advance. The final program covers bibliometric databases, data sharing, interoperability, Open Journal Systems platform and Creative Commons licenses.

The event is organized by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, a data science facility established in 1993. Open science initiatives at ICM date from as far back as the end of the 20th century, with first deployments in the area of mathematics and natural sciences. Now ICM runs The Open Science Platform that is active not only in the area of open access to articles in all disciplines, but also provides services for data sharing, organize workshops and functions as the National Open Access Desk (NOAD OpenAIRE) for Poland.

Honorary Patronage for the event:
Minister of Science and Higher Education
Rector of the University of Warsaw
The Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland President