Plan S in Latin America: A Precautionary Note

Debat, Humberto and Babini, Dominique Plan S in Latin America: A Precautionary Note. Scholarly and Research Communication, 2020, vol. 11, n. 1, pp. 1-12. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

Background Latin America has historically led a vital and open access movement and leads the worldwide region with the adoption of wider open access practices. Argentina has expressed its commitment to join Plan S, an initiative from a European consortium of research funders with a mandate to promote the open access publishing of scientific outputs. Analysis This opinion article suggests that the potential adhesion of Argentina or other Latin American nations to Plan S ignores the reality and tradition of Latin American open access publishing. Conclusion and implications Plan S must demonstrate that it will encourage at a regional and global level the advancement of non-commercial open access initiatives. Latin America should invest and promote open nonprofit scholarly-led infrastructures, allowing the academy to regain control of scholarly communications.

Spanish abstract

Antecedentes: América Latina ha liderado históricamente un movimiento de acceso abierto y lidera la región mundial con la adopción más amplia de prácticas de acceso abierto. Argentina ha expresado su compromiso de unirse al Plan S, una iniciativa de un consorcio europeo de financiadores de investigación con el mandato de promover la publicación en acceso abierto de los resultados científicos. Análisis: Este artículo de opinión sugiere que la posible adhesión de Argentina u otras naciones latinoamericanas al Plan S ignora la realidad y la tradición de la publicación latinoamericana de acceso abierto. Conclusión e implicaciones: El Plan S debe demostrar que alentará a nivel regional y global el avance de las iniciativas de acceso abierto no comerciales. América Latina debería invertir y promover infraestructuras abiertas sin fines de lucro dirigidas por académicos, permitiendo que la academia recupere el control de las comunicaciones académicas y sus indicadores de evaluación.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Plan S, Latin America, Open access publishing, scholarly communications, open access policy
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information
B. Information use and sociology of information > BF. Information policy
Depositing user: Dra. Dominique Babini
Date deposited: 10 Apr 2020 11:27
Last modified: 10 Apr 2020 11:27


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