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Opportunities and challenges for social science journals in the Web – the case of Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean ...
 
Difficulties in accessing the journals in bookstores and libraries   <ul><li>Reduced number of copies printed  </li></ul><...
Opportunities: e-publishing and e-libraries <ul><li>Online submission of documents </li></ul><ul><li>Online Management of ...
 
 
Survey results 225 social science journals from  18 countries of Latin America & Caribbean
225 social science journals from  18 countries of Latin America & Caribbean <ul><li>Institions publishing the journals sur...
Journals in the web (225 social science journals from  18 countries of Latin America & Caribbean) <ul><li>Journals also pr...
 
 
 
Pending issues for journals in the web <ul><ul><li>All volumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pdf for individual articles </li...
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Opportunities and challenges for social science journals in the Web – the case of Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean CLACSO´s network

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Opportunities of open access to full-text social science journals from Latin America and the Caribbean to overcome difficulties in accessing printed journals in bookstores and libraries. Case study of 225 social science journals from CLACSO´s network in 18 countries of LAC. Presented by Dominique Babini at Panel: The possibilities and pitfalls of publishing social science research in the age of the internet. World Social Science Forum, Bergen. May 10-12, 2009

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Opportunities and challenges for social science journals in the Web – the case of Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean CLACSO´s network

  1. 1. Opportunities and challenges for social science journals in the Web – the case of Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean CLACSO´s network Dominique Babini CLACSO Panel: The possibilities and pitfalls of publishing social science research in the age of the internet World Social Science Forum, Bergen. May 10-12, 2009
  2. 3. Difficulties in accessing the journals in bookstores and libraries <ul><li>Reduced number of copies printed </li></ul><ul><li>High prices of postage </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of inter-library loans </li></ul><ul><li>Discontinuity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>library collections </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Opportunities: e-publishing and e-libraries <ul><li>Online submission of documents </li></ul><ul><li>Online Management of Publishing (ex.: OJS) </li></ul><ul><li>Web access to full-text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Journal website </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OA Journal Portals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National, regional (ex.SCIELO, REDALYC, CLACSO), international (ex. DOAJ) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 7. Survey results 225 social science journals from 18 countries of Latin America & Caribbean
  5. 8. 225 social science journals from 18 countries of Latin America & Caribbean <ul><li>Institions publishing the journals surveyed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>58 % university journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>42% research ngo´s / gov. journals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Journal dissemination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>68% print and open access web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15% only open access web </li></ul></ul>
  6. 9. Journals in the web (225 social science journals from 18 countries of Latin America & Caribbean) <ul><li>Journals also present in regional journal portals: 57 % </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Regional portals (LA&C): </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CLACSO (social sciences: 800.000 downloads a month) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Redalyc (all disciplines: 2 millon downloads a month) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scielo (all disciplines: 3 millon downloads a month) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>International portals: DOAJ, OJS, Unesco </li></ul>
  7. 13. Pending issues for journals in the web <ul><ul><li>All volumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pdf for individual articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ how to cite this article” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>search facility in journal website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation for harvesting (OAI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital preservation of collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online sales (subscription + individual articles) </li></ul></ul>

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