IHGIvana Hebrang Grgić PhD, associate professor

Office hours: winter term: Wednesday, 9,30 - 10,30, room E-317

summer term: Tuesday, 17,00 - 18,00, room E-317

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Ivana Hebrang Grgić was born in Zagreb, Croatia; graduated in 1999 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, at the Department of Philosophy and at the Department of Information and Communication Sciences with diploma thesis Publishing acts in Croatia from 1945 to 1990. Her master thesis in 2004 was Scholarly journals publishing after 1990 and her PhD thesis in 2009 was Open access to scientific information in Croatian journals and digital repositories.

Since July 2002 she works as a research and teaching assistant at the Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Since 2020 she is associate professor at the Department.

She authored five books, edited eight books and published numerous papers in international scholarly journals and conference proceedings (listed in CROSBI). She is one of the authors of Croatian Open Access Declaration. She was the editor-in-chief of two series published by Croatian Library Association (since 2014  to 2020).

From 2011 to 2013 she was a lecturer in ERASMUS intensive programme LibCMASS in Sofia, Zagreb and Ankara. In 2012 she was chosen to participate, as an open access expert, in the European Commission Joint Research Centre training course Scientific communication for public debate that was held in Ispra, Italy. In 2012 and 2013 she participated in two international researches on reference service in libraries and on information literacy (20 countries involved). She was chosen by SPARC Europe as one of "Europe's Open Access Champions" in 2016. She recieved Annual Award of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2017 for her book "Scholarly Journals and Communication"; Annual Award of the ENAI (European Network for Academic Integrity) for 2018 and State Award "Ivan Filipović" for 2019. She is currently the manager of the project Croatian Emigrant Press that she iniciated in 2018 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Publications listed in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography (CROSBI)



ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6709-9939

ResearcherID: B-5743-2016



History of Book and Libraries

Libraries and Library Collections 1

Libraries and Library Collections 2

Scholarly Journals and Communication

Information Legislative and Ethics

Publishing and Book Trade


Fields of interest:


open access to scientific publications

information ethics

library services

history of book and libraries

information literacy



Editor-in-chief of Croatian Librarianship Series of the Croatian Library Association (2011-2014, 2017-)

Editorial board of Croatian Library Association (2010- )

Editorial board of Libellarium:jornal for the research of writing, books and cultural heritage institutions (2015- )



Croatian Library Association (Commission on Free Access to Information, Commission for Theory and Scientific Work, Working Group for Social Networks)

Croatian Information and Documentation Society

Croatian Reading Association

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing



Thesaurus of Croatian library science terminology

Hybrid library and access to information

Knowledge organization in electronic learning environment

Traditional and electronic publishing in Zagreb

Digitization, bibliographic description and research of texts written in Glagolitic, Bosnian Cyrillic and Latin scripts until the end of 19th century in Zadar and Šibenik area

Croatian Emigrant Press