In 2018-2019 Public Administration Academy of RA along with the American University of Armenia and University of Bergen, Norway jointly implemented “Developing a Sustainable Platform for Open Access Publishing in Armenia” project.
The workshop, held on February 24 at the Public Administration Academy, was meant to give the staff and students a brief overview of the already implemented Project. Arsen Lokyan, Rector of the Public Administration Academy, thanked Tereza Khechoyan, Vice-Rector, the Project Coordinator and all the colleagues for their efforts in createing this platform.
Tereza Khechoyan introduced the implementation process and results of the Project to the workshop participants. She emphasized that open access increases the H index of the authors of open publications. And the more reference is made to the work of the author, the higher his reputation as a researcher is. She also informed that during the implementation of the Project an institutional repository has been created, where the scientific works of the Academy’s community will be published according to their scientific value.
Meanwhile, Institutional repository management guidelines, Electronic publishing agreement, Embargo and Withdrawal forms, as well as a Glossary of terms have been developed.
The contribution of Gayane Nikoghosyan, Chief Librarian of the Scientific and Technical Library of the Academy is also to be mentioned.
A discussion on the opportunities offered by the repository followed afterwards. The participants welcomed the creation of the sustainable platform.