The Aspect of Copyrights in Developing Open Access

The Visoriai Information Technology Park, the Science Publishing Cluster together with The Association of Lithuanian Serials, Vilnius University, and the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania are continuing the event cycle designed for the Lithuanian scientific publishing community and now invite participants to take part in new digital seminars focused on the most advanced breakthroughs in global scholarly publishing. These lectures and seminars will emphasize the need to foster cooperation between scientific institutions (publishing houses) and science and business for developing and applying the most recent scholarly publishing solutions in the public sector.

This event cycle began with the Open Access Scientific Publishing Conference 2019.

Two internet seminars will be held, during which we will take an advanced look at the technologies and law regulations associated with increasing the dissemination of published materials.

1st seminar
Date: September 25, 2020
Space: Microsoft Teams (registered participants will be provided access to the event)

Topic: The Aspect of Copyrights in Developing Open Access
Moderated by Doc. Dr. Arūnas Gudinavičius (Vilnius University)

9:45–10:00 (Lithuanian time, EEST, UTC +3)
Participants join the event channel

Greeting the participants
prof. habil. dr. Rūta Petrauskaitė (Vytauto Magnus University)

Part I (held in English)

Essential Information You Must Not Miss when Applying to DOAJ

Members of the Directory of Open Access Journals team: Managing Editor Sonja Brage, Senior Managing Editor Judith Barnsby, and Operations Manager Dominic Mitchell

– Open access statement
– Licence information
– Who owns the copyright?
– Some reasons why journal applications to DOAJ are rejected.

Discussion and questions



Part II (held in Lithuanian)

Legal Aspects of Open Access

Doc. Dr. Marija Stonkienė, expert on information law

When we speak of open access, often the most emphasis is put on how access to works of science, literature, or art is rendered free. But is this the true essence of open access? What can users legally do with works (objects of intellectual property) when they have “free access” to them? What is the legal content of open access? What are the legal aspects of publishing practice associated with granting open access? What subjects operate within the complex legal relationships pertaining to open access? Which legal issues are brought to light by granting open access in Lithuania?

Discussion and questions

Conclusion of the 1st seminar