Open access in Greece


Growth of open access publications in Greece, 1990-2018

Open access scholarly communication of Greece is preserved in repositories maintained by several academic institutions.[1]


There are a number of collections of scholarship in Greece housed in digital open access repositories.[2] They contain journal articles, book chapters, data, and other research outputs that are free to read. As of March 2018, the UK-based Directory of Open Access Repositories lists some 36 repositories in Greece.[2] The National Hellenic Research Foundation, University of Patras, and University of Piraeus hold the most digital assets.[1]


Key events in the development of open access in Greece include the following:

  • 2018
    • June: Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link) issues a declaration supporting open access.[3]


  1. ^ a b "OA in Greece". Open Access in Practice: EU Member States. OpenAIRE. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Greece". Directory of Open Access Repositories. UK: University of Nottingham. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Διακήρυξη για την Ανοιχτή Πρόσβαση στην Ελλάδα" [Declaration on Open Access in Greece] (PDF), (in Greek and English), Σύνδεσμος Ελληνικών Ακαδημαϊκών Βιβλιοθηκών (HEAL-Link), retrieved 30 June 2018

Further reading

  • Elisavet Chantavaridou (2009). "Open access and institutional repositories in Greece: progress so far". OCLC Systems & Services. doi:10.1108/10650750910931922. ISSN 1065-075X.
  • Panos Georgiou; Fiori Papadatou (2009), Scholarly publishing & open access in Greece: 2009 Report (PDF), Hellenic Academic Libraries Link HEAL-Link
  • Panos Georgiou; Fiori Papadatou (2010). "Open access in Greece". In Lluís Maria Anglada i de Ferrer; Ernest Abadal i Falgueras (eds.). Open access in Southern European countries (PDF). Madrid: Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología. ISBN 9788469367926. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-10.
  • Angeliki Vos (2015). Creating an Institutional Repository (IR) in Greece: need for information systems strategy? (Master thesis). Sweden: Linnaeus University.
  • Walt Crawford (2018). "Greece". Gold Open Access by Country 2012-2017. US: Cites & Insights Books.

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