Hrčak is a central portal that gathers the Croatian scientific and professional journals which offer open access to their works (or at least to bibliographic information and abstracts of their papers).
It enables the users to easily find the journals and papers by browsing alphabetically or according to the field of science and by performing a search.
To journal editors Hrčak offers the tools to freely and easily publish their journals in electronic form or add to already existing electronic journals the possibilities of data retrieval and search, thus enhancing their visibility and influence.
To all interested owners of information services, Hrčak via OAI-PMH protocol provides metadata about every journal and every article, the metadata being produced according to the Dublin Core and MODS standard.
The Hrčak Portal was developed and operates with the support of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, it was realised by SRCE, but the basic idea came from the Croatian Information and Documentation Society (HIDD). The set up and maintenance of the Portal is the responsibility of a joint team of SRCE and HIDD. SRCE hosts the portal and provides technical support to its operation.