Open Access in Lithuania

  • Gintare Tautkevičienė
  • Rūta Petrauskaitė
  • Brigita Serafinavičiūtė


This article gives information about the situation of Open Access development in Lithuania during the last ten years. Different stakeholders expressed the interest and efforts in opening research publications and data to the global community. In 2013 the Research Council of Lithuania became a coordination body concerning OA issues. However Lithuanian authors still lack motivation to publish their research results – publications and data – in OA manner. A positive impact on the development of OA in Lithuania is expected next year with the start of an updated national repository of scientific publications eLABa and with the realisation of the MIDAS project dedicated to the storage of research data.