Brazilian open access initiatives: key strategies and challenges

Costa, Sely Maria de Souza and Leite, Fernando César Lima Brazilian open access initiatives: key strategies and challenges., 2008 . In 12th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, Toronto, Canada, 25-27 June 2008. [Conference paper]


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This overview of key Open Access (OA) strategies in Brazil over the last three years describes the guidelines, tools and methodologies needed for Brazil to become an effective actor in the worldwide open access movement. We review general trends and awareness of OA, as well as ongoing developments and policies, opportunities and challenges, both national and international. The institutionalization of Brazilian scientific research is described, along with advances in open access journals and repositories, as well as institutional and governmental policies and the problems that have slowed their progress. Among the major actions targeted recently are plans and actions specific to Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as international collaboration. We conclude with challenges and opportunities ahead

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Learned publishing; Open Access journals; Open Access repositories; Governmental and institutional research policy; Lusophone collaboration; Brazil
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > EB. Printing, electronic publishing, broadcasting.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HO. e-books.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BF. Information policy
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
Depositing user: Fernando César Lima Leite
Date deposited: 24 Jun 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:11


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