Scholarly Communication Strategies in Latin America’s Research Intensive…

Scholarly Communication Strategies in Latin America’s Research-Intensive Universities :

“Open Access — scholarship that is “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions” (Suber, 2011) — has dramatically changed the research landscape in universities worldwide in the twenty-first century. In Latin America, regional Open Access initiatives (if not officially labeled “open access”) have permeated most research-intensive universities and national science evaluation systems and have begun to alter the way that local research is perceived. Furthermore, the prominence of Open Access, regionally and globally, has become a significant force in transforming previous traditions and systems used by universities in Latin America in the production and access to scientific knowledge, having a profound influence on its position within what might be thought of as the global knowledge exchange.”