Institute of International Relations of Moldova, founder of the journal “International Relations. Plus”, supports Open Access Policy.
The journal is a scientific publication with Open Access based on the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC BY) (approved by the IRIM Senate, Minutes No 10 of 10.05.2017) and provides access to the necessary publication.
It also promotes and ensures the distribution of the scientific journal, supports the free access paradigm to provide more benefits to Moldovan science and society. For this purpose, the journal is placed entirely on the institution’s WEB page, it is sent to libraries in the country and abroad. Thus, IRIM is committed to disseminating the results of publicly funded research and open access principles; to stimulating researchers to support Open Access by publishing articles in Open Access journals.
According to the open access definition of the Open Access Initiative in Budapest, users have the right to “read, download, copy, distribute, print, or create a link” to the full text of the articles.
“Open Access” allows collegially rated research literature to be freely available on the public Internet, allowing any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or refer to the full text of these articles, to pass through them to index them, to pass them as data to a software, or use them for any legal purpose without any financial, legal or technical barrier other than those inseparable from Internet access. The only limitation on reproduction or distribution, as well as the only role of copyright in this area, is that we give the authors control over the integrity of their own work and the rights to be properly acknowledged and quoted.
Open Access to the results of scientific research is supported in particular by the Open Access Initiative in Budapest (BOAI), by the Berlin and Bethesda initiatives.
In our country, state policy on science and innovation is based on the Republic of Moldova’s Code of Science and Innovation, Nr. 259 of 15.07.2004, which provides guaranteed access to scientific information.