Open Access in Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)       The National Documentation Center (EKT) of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) is holding a two-day international conference “Open Access Infrastructures: The Future of Scientific Communication,” in Athens (15-16.12).  Open Access (www.openaccess.gr) is an initiative of the academic and research community for free, immediate and permanent online access to digital scientific content. It aims to facilitate the exchange of scientific information and utilize research results. Electronic scientific journals are freely accessible online and follow peer-review procedures, while authors are able to retain copyrights. They emerge either through traditional publishing houses, or through the open access publishing procedures, or even through the use of new publishing schemes.  The EKT develops national open access infrastructures for the organisation and dissemination of scientific knowledge, under the project “National Information System for Research and Technology-Phase III, 3rd CSF” which includes Helios- National Hellenic Research Foundation Repository, Humanities and Health Sciences Thematic Repositories, as well as National Archive of PhD Theses Repository