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Berlin Declaration

Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities was signed on October 22, 2003 in Berlin, on the initiative of Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Association. According to the Declaration Open Access is defined as comprehensive source of human knowledge and cultural heritage which is confirmed by the scientific community, and Internet provides opportunity for the access to that knowledge worldwide.
Organizations are committed in the further promotion of the new open access paradigm to gain the most benefit for science and society by following activities:

• encouraging our researchers/grant recipients to publish their work according to the principles of the open access paradigm.

• encouraging the holders of cultural heritage to support open access by providing their resources on the Internet.

• developing means and ways to evaluate open access contributions and online-journals in order to maintain the standards of quality assurance and good scientific practice.

• advocating that open access publication be recognized in promotion and tenure evaluation.

• advocating the intrinsic merit of contributions to an open access infrastructure by software tool development, content provision, metadata creation, or the publication of individual articles.

Based on the Decision of the Senate an Management Board of the University of East Sarajevo, Rector of the University prof. Milan Kulic, PhD signed Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities on July 15, 2020.
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