Research presented in a few papers claim that publishing research under open access licences improve impact and citations of research within world science community. According to the legal acts in Serbia, copyrights on a Ph.D. dissertation belong to a student who wrote the dissertation, not to an institution in which the dissertation has been defended. Therefore, the legal department of the University of Novi Sad created a statement which allows students to publish its dissertations under open-access license.
The statement of PhD on the usage of the doctoral thesis in e-form
Data about my PhD are as follow:
I give permission to the University of Novi Sad Central Library to enable in the software system
CRIS UNS open access to my doctoral thesis in e-form for everybody who respect the terms of
use from the chosen Creative Commons licence type entitled Attribution – NonCommercial,
meaning that I let the others remix, tweak, and build upon my work non-commercially, if they
acknowledge me as an author in a way and by accepted rules og te academic citation.
Signiture of PhD
Novi Sad, ___________ ___________________
Members of University of Novi Sad Senate reviewed the initiative of Development Center CRIS UNS and accepted it on 7th session of University of Novi Sad Senate held on March 7, 2013
Conclusion of 7th session of University of Novi Sad Senate held on March 7, 2013
DISCUSSION ON INITIATIVES OF DEVELOPMENT CENTER CRIS UNS (PUBLIC
ONLINE SERVICE FOR RETRIEVAL AND ACCESS TO DOCTORAL THESIS
DEFENDED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD)
Senate chair dr. Miroslav Vesković allowed emeritus professor and leader of Development
Center CRIS UNS dr. Dušan Surla and head of the University of Novi Sad Central Library dr.
Mirjana Brković to address the Senate, so they informed Senate members that the initiatives of
Development Center are aimed to arrange the future work and usage of Public Online Service
for Retrieval and Access to Doctoral Thesis Defended at the University of Novi Sad – CRIS UNS,
which will contribute to visibility of authors of PhD thesis, as well as the faculty where it was
created and the University of Novi Sad.
Dr. Dušan Surla explained the following initiatives:
1. Senate of the University of Novi Sad should oblige Student Services for PhD Studies or
some similar faculty services to enter metadata from key documentation and data for
PhDs’ promotion in software system CRIS UNS starting from January the 1st 2013 on.
2. Senate should approve the procedure in which signing of Statement of doctorand on usage
of PhD thesis in e-form (Izjava doktoranda o korišćenju doktorske disertacije u
elektronskom formatu) become the condition to upload the e-version for public review via
web page of the University of Novi Sad. Student Services for PhD Studies or similar
faculty services should be obliged to offer each doctorand to sign Statement of doctorand
on usage of PhD thesis in e-form (Izjava doktoranda o korišćenju doktorske disertacije u
elektronskom formatu) in the moment when he submit the e-dissertation for public review
which lasts one month. Signed statement should be enclosed to the rest of documents in
the doctorand's file. The form of Statements... should be approved by Senate.
3. Senate should approve signing of Statement of PhD on usage of PhD thesis in e-form for
PhDs who have previously defended their doctoral thesis, and the University of Novi Sad
in cooperation with Development Center CRIS UNS should organise the process of this
Members of University of Novi Sad Senate reviewed the initiative of Development Center CRIS UNS
and accepted it.