Iva Grabarić Andonovski

University of Zagreb Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, Food Technology and Biotechnology journal


Iva obtained her Master’s degree in horticulture and landscape design from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb. Her passion for science (coming from a long line of scientists), along with creative and organising skills were already expressed during her study, but she found the perfect ground for fulfilling her potential at the Editorial Office of Food Technology and Biotechnology journal, starting in 2002 as the Editorial Assistant, then from 2010 as the Assistant Editor and from 2013 as the Editor, trying to add to the legacy left by the long-time Editor Ines Macan. Always trying to improve her skills, Iva finished a postgraduate specialist study in Food Management at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, wrote several papers on scientific publishing, co-authored a book chapter on financial aspects of scientific publishing in Croatia, co-edited several book of abstracts and a special issue on scientific publishing, attended numerous courses, workshops and symposiums, organized and lead several workshops, panel discussions, webinars and symposiums. Iva is an EASE member from 2014, Chair of EASE Croatian Regional Chapter from 2020, EASE Council member from 2021, and Chair of Environment and Sustainability Committee from 2022. She is very active in Croatian scientific community as one of the founders and the Secretary of Croatian Association for Scholarly Communication (CROASC) from 2019, member of HRČAK (Portal of Croatian Scientific and Professional Journals) Advisory Board from 2021 and Organizing committee member of PUBMET Conference on Scholarly Communication in the Context of Open Science from 2016. She is also a member of the Croatian Society of Biotechnology (HDB). A keen believer in the open access journals policy, she is one of the signees of the Croatian Open Access Declaration. Her current focus is on the promotion of the UN SDG Publishers Compact initiative.

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