Open science in view of scientific journal Geodetski vestnik
Abstract: To improve the international recognition of Geodetski vestnik, the leading Slovenian scientific and professional journal in geodesy, land surveying and geoinformatics, the editorial board took many actions, such as open access to full-text papers at the journal’s website since 2000 onwards. Indexation in many information systems and databases like Cobiss.si, DOAJ, WoS, DRUGG and CrossRef has increased the visibility of the journal and its articles at both national and international levels. Upon establishing the digital repository DRUGG at the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, this journal was the first to take the opportunity to archive its articles as open access articles in the repository. The statistics of articles downloads convinces all the participiants that the archiving in the repository influenced good on journals visibility and citation.
The Geodetski vestnik’s citation in the period 2009–2013 is analysed in this article. Data were collected in the WoS database. The aim of the study is to encourage all authors to archive their articles in the DRUGG repository. By doing this, they increase the visibility of theirs articles and the journal Geodetski vestnik and increase the possibilities to citation. At the same time, by archiving their articles in the DRUGG repository, they will fulfil obligations to the European Commission as one of the important funding providers for scientific research.