For the implementation of the Ukrainian open index of scientific quotations, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine is keen on ensuring that Ukrainian publishers more actively use the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) system. Crossref, a not-for-profit membership association of publishers will contribute to achieve this target, in particular, to improve knowledge and skills of using DOI system. This is stipulated in the Memorandum, which was signed between the Ministry of Education and Science and the Crossref.
"Perhaps it will be unnecessary to tell a lot about how important it is for each scientist now to make the results of his research easily accessible to other researchers of the world. We carry out a wide range of reforms to make Ukrainian science more open and integrated into the international community. But unfortunately we got the closed model of scientific communication from the Soviet past. Hundreds of Ukrainian scientific journals are not included in any international databases, they have a very limited audience and can not be an effective channel for disseminating information", the Director General of the Directorate of the Ministry of Education and Science Dmitro Cheberkus stressed, while the signing of the Memorandum.
He noted that the adoption of the new Procedure for the Formation of the List of Scientific Professional Publications of Ukraine became an important step towards greater openness and the exchange of information. In addition to having a number of qualitatively new requirements for review, editorial board, website publishing, it also obliges editors to assign to each published material the international digital identifier DOI. It’s presence makes the scientific publication visible to professional search engines, which makes it easier to search for scholars from around the world and allows you to keep track of its quoting.
The parties also agreed to hold joint events for Ukrainian publishers, editors, scholars, administrators, librarians.