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Paper 288_elpub2008:
Brazilian open access initiatives: key strategies and challenges

id 288_elpub2008
authors Costa, Sely M S; Leite, Fernando C L
year 2008
title Brazilian open access initiatives: key strategies and challenges
source ELPUB2008. Open Scholarship: Authority, Community, and Sustainability in the Age of Web 2.0 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Toronto, Canada 25-27 June 2008 / Edited by: Leslie Chan and Susanna Mornati. ISBN 978-0-7727-6315-0, 2008, pp. 288-298
summary 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.
keywords Learned publishing; Open Access journals; Open Access repositories; Governmental and institutional research policy; Lusophone collaboration; Brazil
series ELPUB:2008
type normal paper
email selmar@unb.br
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urn:nbn urn:nbn:se:elpub-288_elpub2008
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