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LSMU researchers can create all necessary publication reports independently in the LSMU CRIS system:

  • lists of publications (for the scientific council, projects and licenses, attestations, competitions, etc.);
  • summaries (statistics of reports for competitions and attestations, summaries by quartiles, etc.).

Heads of departments can create all necessary reports for the department:

  • lists of publications (the most important publications of the department, list of publications of the department);
  • summaries (summary by quartiles, summary of departmental publications);
  • reports to the Scientific Publications Evaluation Unit.

Publications can also be searched in LSMU CRIS.

Publication registration form. The form is filled out in the original language of the publication!

Papers read (unpublished) at scientific conferences are not registered.

More information by phone: (8 37 ) 39 60 40 (internal 5330), email:

Classification of scientific fields .

Description of the procedure for uploading LSMU documents and their meta-data to the DSPACE CRIS information system .

About open access

The Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) is creating the institutional repository of LSMU electronic documents, eDoc, based on the Open Access strategy and aims to allow “free” use (according to the copyright provisions) of LSMU’s research results and to ensure their visibility, effective use and the University’s researchers citation of publications. Open access to the institution’s scientific research results increases the importance of scientific research, introduces the results to the public, expands the visibility of electronic documents and their citation in the country and the world. The University actively supports the Open Access movement, thereby fulfilling one of the University’s functions – social responsibility towards society. Open access promotes international collaboration, researcher collaboration, new interdisciplinary research, innovation, development, information sharing and advances science. The repository of electronic documents of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (hereinafter referred to as the repository of the LSMU institution) was established in 2013, in order to ensure open access to the University’s scientific production. Scientific publications, books, conference theses, students’ scientific works (bachelor’s, master’s theses and dissertations defended by doctoral students) and other scientific production of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences are stored in the repository of the LSMU Institution. LSMU scientific journals and e-books are freely available.

Open access – digital, free, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions of literature on the Internet (Suber P, 2012).

These can be peer-reviewed journal articles, conference or seminar reports, books, doctoral dissertations, master’s theses, information presented in video and audio format, etc. Open access provides a greater opportunity to disseminate the results of conducted research, as free access to publications of research results on the Internet accelerates their visibility and readability, which encourages and activates new research and the presentation of their results to the public. For authors of publications, open access ensures greater visibility and readability of their works, and at the same time citation of their publications, use of results in other studies. Open access publications are available free of charge to the end user – scientist, researcher, student or any other member of the public; it means removing barriers to access to scientific publications and prior permission of authors to use their works (P. Suber, 2012).

The principles of open access are published in three main documents:

Open access publications reach users through open access journals and/or repositories. Publishing scientific papers in open access journals is called the golden open access. Providing open access through caches and archives is called the green open access.



Gold open access – Publishing – the publication of articles in open access journals. The author publishes their primary original article in an officially registered open access journal.

An open access journal – an electronic journal that provides open access to peer-reviewed articles. The author publishes his or her primary original article in an officially registered open access journal and retains the copyright, and users freely use this information online. The costs for the publication of the article are covered by the author themselves or the institution where they work, or another organisation supporting the author, other sponsors.

Many major publishers have in recent years expressed their own open access initiatives and are offering mixed or later access methods to their published journals.

The publisher’s copyright policy and the publisher’s article archiving policy can be found on the Sherpa Romeo website .

They provide open access only to those articles whose publication costs are paid for by the author themselves or their institution or other sponsors. Other articles in the same journal are available to subscribers only or for an appropriate fee.

They provide open access to all journal articles only after a certain period of time has passed since publication (3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, …).

A list of open access journals can be found in the DOAJ directory (Directory of Open Access Journals). It currently has 11,217 journals from 125 countries registered (over 3,021,758 articles).

Self-archiving: green open access – Archiving – the author uploads themselves or gives permission to responsible persons to upload an unpublished or already published scientific work to an open access repository. Different types of documents can be stored in open access repositories: peer-reviewed articles, published or unpublished reports of conferences/meetings/seminars, books, teaching materials, learning course materials, materials prepared in video and audio format, scientific research data, unpublished works (grey literature), not yet peer-reviewed (preprint) or already peer-reviewed (postprint) publications, reports, doctoral theses or master’s theses, etc. A scientific article, if it is not published in an open access journal, can be uploaded to the open access cache immediately after publication or after a certain period of embargo. Open access repositories do not review publications but ensure their access and visibility to the world.

The publisher’s copyright policy and the publisher’s article archiving policy can be found on the Sherpa Romeo website.


Preprints* and postprints** or publishers’ version/pdf of articles can be archived.

Postprints (i.e., the final text version of the article) or publishers’ version/pdf can be archived.

It is possible to archive preprints (i.e., the not yet peer-reviewed version of the text of the article).

The possibility of archiving is not provided.

If you want to know if a research funder requires open access, you can do so here

What to do if the publisher’s copyright policy prohibits placing copies in the e-repository?

Use the Scientist Copyright Addendum created by Science Common/SPARC and send it to the publisher with the completed manuscript. In this way, you can preserve the property rights of the author.

Different types of documents can be stored in open access repositories: peer-reviewed articles, published or unpublished reports of conferences, books, learning course materials, recordings prepared in audio and video format, scientific research data, unpublished works (grey literature), not yet peer-reviewed (preprint) or already peer-reviewed (postprint) publications, reports, doctoral theses or master’s theses, etc. Open access repositories do not review publications but ensure their access and visibility to the world.

You can find officially registered Open Access repositories in the ROAR registry and the OpenDOAR directory. The author chooses the repository where they want to archive their work. The ranking of open access repositories can be found on the Webometrics (Ranking Web of Repositories) website.

For authors of publications

It is important for the authors of publications to be able to choose the right journals in which it is worth publishing and to be able to apply for financial support from the LSMU Science Fund for publication. We provide the necessary information and instructions in the user guide prepared by the library. 

Be careful when choosing journals to publish research papers! There is a growing number of predatory journals that invite you to publish your articles in open access journals for a small fee. Journals of this type indicate that they are indexed in various databases, have a citation index, which is actually a pseudo-index. You can find journals in which publication is not recommended on the following websites – Open Access Journals,, Think Check Submit

Predatory journal list compiled by Web of Science on March 2023.

It is the application of mathematical and statistical methods to study information and communication processes. Three well-known databases Clarivate Analytics, Scopus and Google Scholar calculate, analyse and present citation analysis data for scientific works. Clarivate Analytics is one of the most authoritative and well-known interdisciplinary databases that evaluates publications based on their citation rates. This database provides tools for analysing log metrics.

This is (scientist, institution-level assessment). It is an individual assessment method that combines quantity (number of publications) and quality (number of citations). It is defined as the maximum h number of publications that are cited at least h times (e.g., h = 10 means that a researcher has published 10 publications, each of which is cited at least 10 times).

Services provided in the library and Information Centre include information on the h-index of a researcher or institution and other desired indicators. Contact phone: (8 37 ) 39 60 40 (internal 5330), e-mail

Impact Factor – the journal’s citation index is obtained by dividing the number of citations of articles published in the last two years by the total number of articles published in those years. Therefore, the citation rate of a given journal varies slightly from year to year.

Services provided in the library and Information Centre include providing information on journal citation rates, preparing journal citation reports. Contact phone: (8 37) 32 72 22 (internal 5309), e-mail

Eigenfactor Score – this indicator is also called prestige indicator; it determines how many times articles from a journal published in the past five years have been cited in the last year. This indicator evaluates the citation potential and the importance of the citing source.

Copyright problems often arise because authors sign contracts in which they transfer all or part of their property rights to publishers, and therefore cannot freely dispose of their works afterwards. When concluding a contract with a publisher, authors are recommended to sign a copyright addendum that guarantees the author’s rights. The SPARC Author Addendum legally replaces the publisher’s contract and allows the author to retain the basic rights.

Copyright Addendum

The abundance of document dissemination opportunities on the Internet significantly increases the possibilities of finding and selecting scientific documents, creates the need to analyse the activity of scientific information and its related user activity, and to publicly announce the results of this activity. Representation of a scientist in the digital space, scientific visibility is important for the formation of a scientific career, financing of scientific research and the dissemination, evaluation and recognition of scientific results (readability, citations, cooperation, etc.).

Scientist identification number – ORCID Open Researcher and Contributor ID provides a permanent digital ID for the researcher’s professional or academic identity, designed to link this identifier with the scientific production created by the author, ensuring proper attribution of publications, solving problems of author names (same or changed surnames, etc.), recognition of the results of scientific work, communication promotion, dissemination of scientific and other related activities.

When registering, it is necessary to specify a personal (institutional) e-mail address, an e-mail address showing affiliation to the LSMU academic community. The ORCID website provides registration instructions in various languages.

In the confirmation request you receive by e-mail, there is a detailed instruction. After registration, a permanent digital ORCID number is created, and the right to manage personal preferences is granted (assign results of scientific activities, add professional information, etc.).

When filling out various documents related to scientific information, do not forget the created permanent identification number.

More about working at ORCID

A general search for scientific publications in subscription and open access resources can be performed using the information search tool Google Scholar . A Google Scholar account allows you to increase the visibility of publications, monitor the citation indicators of publications (number of citations, average number of citations, h-index, etc.), copy the bibliographic description or save it in selected information management tools, etc.

A guide to creating a Google Scholar account

An Article Processing Charge (APC) – an article publication fee that an author must pay to have their article published in open access journals.

Below are the databases in which APC discounts are granted to the authors of our country, as Lithuania is a member of the EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries).

Database Discount appliedMagazines that provide discountsHow to get a discount?
MDPI10% discount (20% discount only for Medicina magazine)MDPI listYou need to register in the MDPI system and upload articles through their SuSy platform. Institutional e-mail must be used and all actions must be performed by connecting to the LSMU computer network! In order to receive a discount, you must select our university from the menu in the system when submitting an article.

Submission instructions

More information.
SAGE20% discountSAGE listDuring article submission, the SAGE system should automatically recognise our country or institution and assign the appropriate discount.

Instructions for Gold Open Access Authors.
Instructions for Hybrid Open Access (SAGE Choice) Authors.
Taylor&Francis50% discountT&F listTo submit an article, select the desired journal from the list of Taylor & Francis journals and press the Got to submission page button on its page. During the article submission process, at the Charges stage, the system should automatically assign a discount (you will be notified at the top of the page). 

Instructions for APC discount request.
More information.