IHGIvana Hebrang Grgić PhD, assistant professor

Office hours: winter term: Monday, 11,00 - 12,30, room E-317

summer term: Thursday, 9,30 - 11,00, room E-317

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Ivana Hebrang Grgić was born in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1974; 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.

She authored two books, "Open Access to Scientific Information in Croatia: Increasing Research Impact of a Scientifically Peripheral Country" (2011) and "Scholarly Journals and Communication" (2016). She edited six books and wrote papers for international scholarly journals and conference proceedings (listed in CROSBI). She is one of the authors of Croatian Declaration on Open Access.

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.


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


Fields of interest:

scholarly publishing

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- )


Conferences organization:

Round Table on Free Access to Information 2013, December 2013, Zagreb

Round Table on Free Access to Information 2014, December 2014, Zagreb

Round Table on Free Access to Information 2015, December 2015, Zagreb

Round Table on Free Access to Information 2016, December 2016, Zagreb

PubMet 2016, October 2016, Zadar

PubMet 2017, September 2017, Zagreb


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