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The Latin America
Open Access Utopia
Juan Pablo Alperin
@juancommander
Simón Bolíviar
Latin America
The unity of our peoples is not the mere illusion of men,
but the inexorable decree of destiny.
— Simón Bolívar
Utopia lies at the horizon.
When I draw nearer by two steps, it retreats two steps.
If I proceed ten steps forward, it swi...
my message...
Latin American
is our utopia
more open access
than anywhere else
over 2000 journals in DOAJ
probably over 3500 OA journals in Latindex
74% of journals ...
major journal
publishing initiatives
Two large publishing portals (SciELO &
RedALyC)
dozens of university and independent ...
repositories
dozens of subject digital repositories
290 repositories in OpenDOAR
Regional project to federate repos from 9...
legislation/mandates
national OA laws in Argentina (2013), Peru
(2013), Mexico (2014)
law introduced/reintroduced in Brazi...
so...
what is utopic
about it?
what’s utopic?
it’s regional
it’s cooperative
it’s publicly funded
it’s free to read and publish
it’s managed by scholars ...
in short...
In Latin America, scholarly publications are
treated as part of a knowledge commons, where
the majority of pub...
why? how? huh?
different financial incentives
high costs to print
need for visibility
it’s complicated
it may not be
possible to
replicate it
but
it’s a point on the
horizon to walk
towards
— Simón Bolívar
Do not compare your material forces with those of the enemy.
Spirit cannot be compared with matter.
You ar...
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  1. 1. The Latin America Open Access Utopia Juan Pablo Alperin @juancommander
  2. 2. Simón Bolíviar
  3. 3. Latin America
  4. 4. The unity of our peoples is not the mere illusion of men, but the inexorable decree of destiny. — Simón Bolívar
  5. 5. Utopia lies at the horizon. When I draw nearer by two steps, it retreats two steps. If I proceed ten steps forward, it swiftly slips ten steps ahead. No matter how far I go, I can never reach it. What, then, is the purpose of utopia? It makes us move forward. —Eduardo Galeano
  6. 6. my message...
  7. 7. Latin American is our utopia
  8. 8. more open access than anywhere else over 2000 journals in DOAJ probably over 3500 OA journals in Latindex 74% of journals in Scopus are OA estimates as high as 95% of journals being OA
  9. 9. major journal publishing initiatives Two large publishing portals (SciELO & RedALyC) dozens of university and independent portals/ journals over 2900 journals using OJS, more than any other region universities like USP and UNAM have Open Access portals with over 100 journals
  10. 10. repositories dozens of subject digital repositories 290 repositories in OpenDOAR Regional project to federate repos from 9 countries: LA REFERENCIA
  11. 11. legislation/mandates national OA laws in Argentina (2013), Peru (2013), Mexico (2014) law introduced/reintroduced in Brazil (2007/2011) ~5% of all mandates in ROARMAP it’s own OA declaration (Bahia)
  12. 12. so... what is utopic about it?
  13. 13. what’s utopic? it’s regional it’s cooperative it’s publicly funded it’s free to read and publish it’s managed by scholars themselves
  14. 14. in short... In Latin America, scholarly publications are treated as part of a knowledge commons, where the majority of publishing is managed through cooperative and inclusive models by the scholarly community. see CLACSO’s statement in support of Open Access to knowledge as a commons
  15. 15. why? how? huh? different financial incentives high costs to print need for visibility
  16. 16. it’s complicated
  17. 17. it may not be possible to replicate it
  18. 18. but it’s a point on the horizon to walk towards
  19. 19. — Simón Bolívar Do not compare your material forces with those of the enemy. Spirit cannot be compared with matter. You are human beings, they are beasts. You are free, they are slaves. Thank you.

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