New partners from Slovenia

Two partners from Slovenia have joined the OPERAS research infrastructure. We warmly welcome The Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts / Znanstvenoraziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti (ZRC SAZU) and the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts and are looking forward to a close collaboration! OPERAS now gathers 38 organizations from 15 countries. For a full list of our partners, visit: https://operas.hypotheses.org/partners.

OPERAS map, August 2018

Slovenia, in its National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Slovenia 2015-2020, obliges researchers and (academic) publishers to publish all publications, articles and research data derived from nationally funded research in the form of open access within two years. In May 2018, the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, had organized a session on „Open Access in the Humanities“ to address this issue and the practical implementation. You can view all presentations including the presentation “Scholarly Communication in the Context of Open Science: the Need for Infrastructures” by OPERAS coordinator Pierre Mounier (from min. 41:10) here: http://www.ff.uni-lj.si/an/books/open_access_humanities.


The Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts / Znanstvenoraziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti (ZRC SAZU)

Logo ZRC SAZUZRC SAZU consists of 18 research units or institutes throughout Slovenia. It has more than 300 employees, roughly 250 of whom are researchers. ZRC SAZU conducts basic research across a range of fields, including natural, earth, and spatial sciences, and the social sciences and humanities. In terms of applied research, the expertise of the ZRC SAZU institutes has, among others, direct application in lexicrography and the creation of Slovenian monolingual dictionaries. The Založba ZRC / ZRC Publishing House, a consituent part of ZRC SAZU, publishes more than 50 book series and fourteen journals. Most of the journals and books are available in an open access format.

For more information visit: zrc-sazu.si/en


University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts

Logo University of Ljubljana, Faculty of ArtsThe Faculty of Arts at University of Ljubljana has a long tradition of publishing scientific and professional publications, university textbooks, and various language manuals. The publishing activities of all organisational units and departments are joined under Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete (ZZFF), i.e. the Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts, which through its activities supports the basic mission of the Faculty – the development and dissemination of knowledge that is the subject of cognitive processes and the encouragement of the critical and creative thinking that defines humans as thinking beings. With regard to the number of publications (over 70 per year), Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts is one of the biggest publishers of academic literature in the field of the humanities and social sciences in Central Europe. In the spirit of open science, they edit two web portals, Journals of Faculty of Arts, where all articles of their 14 scientific journals are accessible (more than 6.500 articles), as well as the portal E-books – Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts (more than 100 e-books since 2018).

For more information visit: ff.uni-lj.si/an


Elisabeth Heinemann

Digital Humanities Officer at Max Weber Stiftung (MWS) and Communication Officer for OPERAS

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