At the end of October, National Bibliometric Instrument (IBN) has been accepted into OpenDOAR, therefore increasing the visibility of Open Access scientific publications of researchers from the Republic of Moldova.
OpenDOAR is the quality-assured global directory of academic open access repositories. It enables the identification, browsing and search for repositories, based on a range of features, such as location, software or type of material held. Having been launched in 2005 and currently maintained by JISC (UK), OpenDOAR has constantly increased its size and now includes 3781 repositories from all over the world, out of which 8 are from the Republic of Moldova.
In summer 2018, IBN was included in ROAR (Registry of Open Access Repositories). Up to the moment, 11 repositories from the Republic of Moldova are listed in ROAR.
The aim of ROAR is to promote the development of open access by providing timely information about the growth and status of repositories throughout the world. Open access to research maximises research access and thereby also research impact, making research more productive and effective. ROAR now includes 4693 repositories.
Starting in February 2016, IBN is included in the Webometrics ranking, along other prestigious online resources such as ResearchGate, Cyberleninka, Academia.edu, at the same time being the only resource in Romanian in the ranking.