The patron of the conference is  The Committee on Education, Science and Culture of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

Partners:  The Research Council of LithuaniaThe Lithuanian Academy of SciencesKaunas University of TechnologyMykolas Romeris UniversityVilnius Gediminas Technical University

Organizer of the conference  The Association of Lithuanian Serials
Organizing committee: chair  Eleonora Dagienė (VGTU); members: Leonas Balaševičius (KUT), Inga Žalėnienė (MRU), Rita Vaičekauskaitė (Klaipėda University)


Aim and scope of the conference is to discuss the quality of national  journals and  future perspective with  institutions directly related to the Lithuanian research journals: journal editors, publishers, project managers  and policy makers including  the Ministry of Education and Science, the Research Council of Lithuania, the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, etc. Foreign experts in the field will share their insights into Lithuanian journal quality and their potential to be a confident member of a global scholarly community.

Target audience of this conference is the journal editors, publishers, policy makers at universities, research institutions, etc.


Date:  18 March 2015 (Wednesday)

Venue: The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania,  Gedimino pr. 53, Vilnius, Lithuania


Welcome speeches by

Audronė PITRĖNIENĖ, Chair of the Committee on Education, Science and Culture of the Seimas of Lithuania
Rimantas VAITKUS, Vice-minister of the Ministry of Education and Science of Lithuania


Conference speeches

Dainius H. Pauža, Rūta Petrauskaitė. The Input of the Lithuanian Journals into the Progress of Research. Abstract, video, PDF.

Ulf Sandström. National Journals in Scholarly Communication: Jumpstarters or Dead-end Street? Abstract, video, PDF. 

Wim Meester. Access to Excellent Research: Scopus in Lithuania. Abstract, video, PDF.  

Guillaume Rivalle. Thomson Reuters Journal Selection and Editorial Development: an Examination of Lithuanian Research and Journals in the Web of Science™ . Abstract, video, PDF.

Domas Kaunas, Rimvydas Petrauskas. Overview and the Results of the Project Publication of Scientific Periodicals in 2011–2013. Abstract, video, PDF.

Kristina Masevičiūtė. National scientific journals in the context of Lithuanian research assessment exercise. Abstract, video, PDF.

Gintautas Dzemyda, Saulius Maskeliūnas. National Research Data Archive MIDAS: Features and Collaboration Possibilities. Abstract, video, PDF.

Jūratė Kuprienė, Žibutė Petrauskienė. Opportunities for Openness to Lithuanian Academic Journals: a ‘Green’ Route Option in the eLABa Repository. Abstract, video, PDF.