Strategies for Open and Permanent Access to Scientific Information in Latin America: Focus on Health and Environmental Information for Sustainable Development

SciELO as a model for scientific communication in developing countries, Abel L. Packer
3 March 2007

Scientific communication in developing countries combines three major dimensions: access to international journals, publication in international journals and publication of national journals. Most of the times, the existent scientific public policies and programs do not approach these dimensions in a coherent and convergent way, which in the long term penalizes national research and the development of national capacity to produce good journals. SciELO model of online publication of national and thematic collections of quality journals in open access is contributing to value local, national and regional scientific publications and signaling that convergent approaches are possible and that national scientific agencies are called to innovate their traditional policies.

  • The Global Alliance for Enhancing Access to and Application of Scientific Data in Developing Countries, of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, UN G@ID
  • U.S. National Committee for CODATA
  • Brazilian National Committee for CODATA.
  • CODATA Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in Developing Countries