In January 2008, Russian, Belarusian, and Ukrainian academics issued the "Belgorod Declaration" in support of open access to scientific and cultural knowledge. Russian supporters of the international "Open Access 2020" campaign, launched in 2016, include Belgorod State University, National Electronic Information Consortium (NEICON), and Webpublishers Association.
There are a number of collections of scholarship in Russia housed in digital open access repositories. They contain journal articles, book chapters, data, and other research outputs that are free to read.
- Nancy Pontika (ed.). "Declarations in support of OA". Open Access Directory. US: Simmons College, School of Library and Information Science. OCLC 757073363. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
- "Russian Federation". Global Open Access Portal. UNESCO. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
- "OA2020 Expression of Interest: List of Signatories". Oa2020.org. Münich: Max Planck Digital Library. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
- "Миссия, цели, деятельность" [Mission, goals, activities]. Neicon.ru (in Russian). Национальный Электронно-Информационный Консорциум» (НЭИКОН). Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
- "Russia". Directory of Open Access Repositories. UK: University of Nottingham. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
- Ekaterina U. Genieva (2000), "Access to Information and the Public Domain in Post 'Perestroyka' Russia: A Paradoxical Experience" (PDF), Info Ethics 2000: Ethical, legal and societal challenges of cyberspace, Unesco, OCLC 54980586
- Aleksei Selyverstov; et al. (2004), "Electronic publishing for academics: geology and physics in Russian network for natural sciences", Building Digital Bridges: Linking Cultures, Commerce and Science,
Proceedings of the 8th ICCC/IFIP International Conference on Electronic Publishing, Brazil. (About Geo.Web.Ru and Phys.Web.Ru)
- Boris B. Velichkovsky (2009). "Open access publishing: a challenge for Russian psychology" (PDF). Psychology Science Quarterly. 51.
- V. M. Moscovkin (2010). "The webometric estimate of the publication activities of universities: The influence of the Belgorod Declaration". Scientific and Technical Information Processing. 37: 49–54. doi:10.3103/S0147688210010077. S2CID 21791091.
- Anton R. Kiselev (2012). "Development of Open Access Medical Journals in Russia" (PDF). European Science Editing. 38.
- И. Ф. Богданова (2012), Научные и образовательные ресурсы открытого доступа стран СНГ [Scientific and educational resources of open access of the CIS countries], Материалы научной конференции "Интернет и современное общество" (Materials of the scientific conference 'Internet and Contemporary Society') (in Russian)
- Joachim Schöpfel, ed. (2015). Learning from the BRICS: Open Access to Scientific Information in Emerging Countries. Litwin. ISBN 978-1-936117-84-0. (Includes information about Russia, Brazil, China, India, South Africa)
- Walt Crawford (2018). "Russian Federation". Gold Open Access by Country 2012-2017. US: Cites & Insights Books.
- "Browse by Country: Europe: Russia". Registry of Open Access Repositories. UK: University of Southampton.
- Peter Suber (ed.). "(Russia)". Open Access Tracking Project. Harvard University. OCLC 1040261573.
News and comment from the worldwide movement for open access to research
- "Browse by Country: Russia". ROARMAP: Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies. UK: University of Southampton.
- Open Access in the Russian Federation, DRIVER: Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research, archived from the original on 23 August 2011