Open access in the countries of the visegrad group instructor and student experiences

A. Juhász, Erzsébet Dani

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Abstract

In recent decades, publication of results of scientific research has earned its rightful place not only on traditional forums but in digital space as well. Collecting studies into databases and providing open access to them serves a double purpose. Not only does it accelerate, but it also liberalizes communication. Our paper presents the results of research conducted in the countries of the Visegrad Group (Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary) among higher education faculty and students, with an intention to inquire into how they relate to Open Access as well as into their habits of using repositories. With the help of a questionnaire survey, we sought to answer to the following questions: 1. What are the differences and similarities between the approach to Open Access in the countries of the region? What lies behind these? 2. Have respondents ever had access to Open Access? How do they feel about its advantages or disadvantages? Do they utilize its hidden potentials, or are they still skeptical about it? 3. Have academics seen an increase in the scientific visibility of their work due to open access? Our research results indicate significant differences between the countries of the region, especially as regards student responses. We aimed to find reasons for these differences so as to be able to offer suggestions for further research topics in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSIT 2018 - 9th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies, Proceedings
PublisherInternational Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS
Pages44-49
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781941763780
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Event9th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies, ICSIT 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Mar 13 2018Mar 16 2018

Other

Other9th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies, ICSIT 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period3/13/183/16/18

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Keywords

  • Higher education
  • Open access
  • Repository
  • Scientific visibility
  • The visegrad group

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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Juhász, A., & Dani, E. (2015). Open access in the countries of the visegrad group instructor and student experiences. In ICSIT 2018 - 9th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies, Proceedings (pp. 44-49). International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS.