Versión en español This week is Open Access week and we find the opportunity to re-think and revisit the idea of making scholar knowledge available freely to all. Great advances have been made in the last decade around this movement. In this posting, I’d like to take the opportunity to share five advances as well as some loose ends we’ll need to deal with in the … [Read more...] about 5 ideas about and beyond Open Access Week
The term "open access" refers to the use of licenses that allow the free consumption and distribution of academic and scientific materials, including research, papers and other knowledge products. It is an effort to counteract the strong tendency to commercialize public research by academic journals that charge both, authors and readers, to publish and to make use of them. Today the use of these licenses goes far beyond academic institutions and includes governments and even multilateral organizations.
This tag brings together all the articles in Abierto al Público on open access, including the IDB's commitment to adopt and promote it, the new recommendations for its implementation, relevant updates to the Budapest, Berlin and Bethesda declarations, its progress in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean, and other important information.
6 key ideas to understanding Open Access in Latin America and the Caribbean
Español What is known as “Open Access” today began very early on in Latin America with SciELO, driven in large part by the emergence of the Internet and the desire by researchers and educators in Latin American to have their intellectual outputs gain higher visibility, mainly in the international communities and with the public in general, and to democratize the access to … [Read more...] about 6 key ideas to understanding Open Access in Latin America and the Caribbean