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Creating an Open-Access Student Scientific Journal with the Help of “Open Journal Systems” at the UNESCO Center “Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine”


Halyna Kuzmenko, Ivan Bratus, Oksana Kovalova, Maksym Halchenko, Nina Araya Berrios, Svitlana Zaria


Vol. 22  No. 5  pp. 672-680


This paper explores the opportunities for scholarly publishing as part of the educational activities of the system of extracurricular research and experimental education, UNESCO Category 2 Centre, “Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine” (hereinafter referred to as the JASU), using Open Journal Systems (hereinafter referred to as OJS) publishing platform. Based on the survey data and taking into account the benefits of using the OJS platform, the authors propose a procedure for the launch of an open-access student scholarly e-journal at the JASU with due consideration of students’ needs. The paper provides a brief description of the work stages and outlines the structure of the task group in charge of the development of the journal, and suggests the means to optimize the journal content. The authors also propose the definition for the concept of “scholarly communication in the digital age”.


open access; scholarly communication; UNESCO Centre, “Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; gifted students; Open Journal Systems