SciELO – Brazil – OLIVA: La Producción Científica Indexada en América Latina. Diversidad Disciplinar, Colaboración Institucional y Multilingüismo en SciELO y Redalyc (1995-2018) OLIVA: La Producción Científica Indexada en América Latina. Diversidad Disciplinar, Colaboración Institucional y Multilingüismo en SciELO y Redalyc (1995-2018)

Abstract:  This article presents the results of the Latin American Observatory of eVAluation Indicators (OLIVA, its Spanish acronym) which aims to contribute to the visibility of indexed scientific output in Latin America and the Caribbean and enhance its value in evaluation systems. This study addresses the production published in open access by journals indexed in SciELO and Redalyc, based on a single database of a total of 1,720 journals (from 15 countries), 908,982 documents and 2,591,704 authors. It also highlights its disciplinary diversity, and trends in national and international research collaboration. Finally, only for the case of Brazil and SciELO, intranational collaboration is analyzed. The study concludes that there is a predominance of diamond journals, of university publishing institutions and of multiscalar forms of circulation. These characteristics, even with linguistic and disciplinary diversity, can contribute very effectively to the current needs of science communication in times of open science.


Ley 14/2011, de 1 de junio, de la Ciencia, la Tecnología y la Innovación.

See Article 37 on open science. From Google’s English:  

“1. The public agents of the Spanish Science, Technology and Innovation System will promote the dissemination of the results of scientific, technological and innovation activity, and that the results of research, including scientific publications, data, codes and methodologies , are available in open access. Free and open access to the results will be promoted through the development of institutional or thematic open access repositories, own or shared.

2. Research personnel from the public sector or whose research activity is financed mainly with public funds and who choose to disseminate their research results in scientific publications, must deposit a copy of the final version accepted for publication and the data associated with them. in institutional or thematic open access repositories, simultaneously with the date of publication.

3. Beneficiaries of research, development or innovation projects financed mainly with public funds must comply at all times with the open access obligations set forth in the bases or subsidy agreements of the corresponding calls. Recipients of public aid and subsidies will ensure that they retain the necessary intellectual property rights to comply with open access requirements.

4. The results of the research available in open access may be used by the Public Administrations in their evaluation processes, including the evaluation of research merit.

5. The Ministry of Science and Innovation will facilitate access to open access repositories and their interconnection with similar national and international initiatives, promoting the development of systems that facilitate it, and will promote open science in the Spanish Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation, recognizing the value of science as a common good and following the European recommendations on open science.

In addition to open access, and always with the aim of making science more open, accessible, efficient, transparent and beneficial for society, the Ministries of Science and Innovation and of Universities, each in their field of action, as well as the Communities Autonomous within the framework of their powers, they will also promote other initiatives aimed at facilitating free access and management of the data generated by research (open data), in accordance with the international FAIR principles (easy to find, accessible, interoperable and reusable). , to develop infrastructures and open platforms, to promote the publication of scientific results in open access, and the open participation of civil society in scientific processes, as developed in article 38.

6. The foregoing will be compatible with the possibility of taking the appropriate measures to protect, prior to scientific publication, the rights over the results of the research, development and innovation activity, in accordance with national and European regulations on the subject. of intellectual and industrial property, plant varieties or business secret.”

COAR Annual Meeting 2023: Costa Rica on May 16-18 | Confederation of Open Access Repositories

“COAR is pleased to announce that the COAR Annual Meeting 2023 will take place in Costa Rica on May 16-18, 2023. The meeting will be hosted by Consejo Nacional de Rectores (CONARE) and is being jointly organized by CONARE, COAR, and LA Referencia.   The theme of the meeting is Sustainability and Innovation in Scholarly Communications. This location is the perfect backdrop for such a meeting as Costa Rica is a leader in environmental sustainability, with 99 percent of its energy from renewable sources. Moreover, Latin America has been a beacon for both sustainability and innovation in our field, with a long history of publicly-funded publishing infrastructure and collective approaches to scholarly communications….”

Call for Proposals – Global Digital Humanities Symposium 2023 | Deadline: December 1, 2022

“Deadline to apply: December 1, 2022 Digital Humanities at Michigan State University is proud to continue the Global DH Symposium for an 8th year. This will be the Symposium’s first year as a hybrid conference with a multi-day synchronous virtual event and a one-day, in-person event at MSU. The virtual symposium welcomes presentations in English, Spanish, and Chinese and will offer live interpretation between languages. …”

topics include:

“…Indigeneity – anywhere in the world – and the digital
Surveillance, censorship, and/or data privacy in a global context 
Productive failure; failure as a part of DH praxis
Cultural heritage in a range of contexts, particularly non-Western
Open data, open access, and data preservation as resistance
Global digital pedagogies and emerging technologies
Equity and inclusion in digital access
Borders, migration, and/or diasporas and their connections to the digital
Multilingualism and the digital…”

Declaración de CLACSO “Una nueva evaluación académica y científica para una ciencia con relevancia social en América Latina y el Caribe» | Universo Abierto

From Google’s English:  “This declaration was approved by the XXVII General Assembly of CLACSO, within the framework of the  9th Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Social Sciences , in Mexico City in June 2022. In turn, it was enriched with the contributions of various regional and international specialists and representatives of CLACSO member centers, who participated in the plenary “Balance, perspectives and challenges for a new agenda for academic evaluation in Latin America and the Caribbean” at the International Seminar of the  Forum Latin American Scientific Evaluation (FOLEC)- CLACSO  during the 9th. Conference.

In this way, CLACSO-FOLEC, together with a multiplicity of actors and actors committed to the issue, has managed to consolidate a common Declaration of Principles and high consensus on responsible academic evaluation from and for Latin America and the Caribbean. Following these guidelines, CLACSO-FOLEC seeks to promote the implementation of these principles – converted into proposals and tools for action – by the National Science and Technology Organizations, scientific institutions and higher education in the region. Likewise, it mobilizes the study and survey of good practices and different innovations in the evaluation processes,     

We would very much like your individual and/or institutional support for the Declaration. For that, you can offer your adhesion in the link.”

Reproductibilidad, transparencia y avance del conocimiento, open science.

From Google’s English:  “The scientific community is in charge of generating rigorous knowledge, the discoveries obtained in a laboratory are expected to be useful in other laboratories or environments , the desire of every researcher is that the knowledge that he is generating and discovering is accepted and reproduced, criticized , improved and generalized for the advancement of knowledge. This, however, is a goal not yet met that the  Open Science  movement seeks to improve with innovative proposals that will change the way research has been done in recent years.

OpenScience  is a movement that seeks to face the current problems of scientific research, Baker [1] published the results of a survey conducted by Nature to 1500 researchers to ask if they believed that there was a reproducibility crisis, the results showed that 52% of the respondents believed in the crisis and 38% believed that there was but that it was not so strong….”

121/000092 Proyecto de Ley por la que se modifica la Ley 14/2011, de 1 de junio, de la Ciencia, la Tecnología y la Innovación – BOCG-14-A-92-4.PDF

Brief summary via Pilar Rico-Castro on Twitter, see tweet.

English translation via

Published Draft Law amending Law 14/2011, of June 1, on Science, Technology and Innovation.
It is maintained:
1. The obligation to deposit scholarly publications in open access repositories.
2. That the results deposited in open access may be used in the evaluation process of research merit.
??Data, codes and methodologies are recognized as research results.
??Embargoes disappear: the deposit will be immediate.
??FAIR attributes for research data management are introduced.


?Publicado el Proyecto de Ley por la que se modifica la Ley 14/2011, de 1 de junio, de la Ciencia, la Tecnología y la Innovación.
Se mantiene:
1. La obligación de depósito de las publicaciones académica en repositorios de acceso abierto
2. Que los resultados depositados en acceso abierto podrán ser empleados en los procesos de evaluación del mérito investigador
??Se reconocen los datos, códigos y metodologías como resultados de investigación.
??Desaparecen los embargos: el depósito será inmediato.
??Se introducen los atributos FAIR para la gestión de datos de investigación.

Evaluación académica en tiempos de ciencia abierta, inclusiva y relevante: desafíos culturales, cognitivos y político-institucionales para la producción, circulación e indización del conocimiento en América Latina y el Caribe.

From Google’s English:  “The Latin American Forum on Scientific Evaluation (FOLEC-CLACSO) is a space for debate on the meanings, policies and practices of the evaluation processes of scientific work in the region. From an open, collaborative and public knowledge domain perspective, it seeks to strengthen democratizing and sustainable approaches and models of science, committed to the problems of our societies.

The formal start of this initiative was in November 2019 in Mexico City, after the First Latin American Seminar on Scientific Evaluation, co-organized between CLACSO and the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT, Mexico). The event brought together experts from the region, representatives of National Science and Technology Organizations and CLACSO Member Centers to analyze the evaluation processes of scientific work and generate proposals from Latin America and the Caribbean, in dialogue with the trends and good international practices.

In 2020, the FOLEC-CLACSO developed a diagnostic stage, proposals and guiding principles in relation to the processes and meanings of academic evaluation reform in the region, embodied in different working documents, meetings and activities. In 2021, a Second Latin American Forum for Scientific Evaluation (FOLEC) took place, co-organized between CLACSO and the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET, Argentina), within the framework of the III Latin American and Caribbean Open Science Forum, CILAC 2020-2021, in dialogue with the Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030.

Throughout 2021, FOLEC-CLACSO developed a set of evaluative policy tools and research that have nurtured reflection on the subject from a perspective located in Latin America and the Caribbean and that favors the approach of social sciences. For its multiple actions, FOLEC.CLACSO was recognized among the 15 international promoters and definers of responsible research evaluation and the 10 best websites and resources on the subject, according to the Global Research Council (GRC) report. Since 2022, he has been a member of the Executive Board of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). Currently, the FOLEC-CLACSO agenda has managed to lead and consolidate the exchange and sustained work,

On the stage of the 9th Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Social Sciences, CLACSO again in alliance with CONACyT of Mexico, co-organizes a Third Latin American Forum on Scientific Evaluation and invites multi-stakeholders from the government sector, the university and scientific community, and civil society, in order to agree on a Declaration of Regional Principles on Academic Assessment, discuss and promote assessment policy instruments, and advance towards exchanges and consensus that commit the scientific systems of the different countries….”

A Ciência Aberta nas Humanidades | SciELO em Perspectiva

From Google’s English: “The scientific world has been undergoing a silent revolution. After centuries based on standards centered on the secrecy of laboratories and the anonymity of scientific evaluation, several disciplines are gradually migrating to what we call the Open Science Program (PCA). This involves a series of transparency policies that range from the availability of data used in research to the opening of opinions in the article evaluation process.

However, few still know about the impact of these transformations in the different areas of the Humanities, which bring together from fields such as Philosophy and History to Social and Human Sciences, such as Sociology and Psychology, passing through the areas of Applied Social Sciences, such as Administration, and Education. It was with the aim of monitoring this process and its main challenges that the SciELO Program held the event Open Science in the Humanities between the 17th and 18th of May. In total, there were six tables with more than two dozen editors and specialists discussing the consequences of the PCA for the area, its potentials and limits.

The first table was dedicated to the challenges of PCA in the Humanities. The director of the SciELO program, Abel Packer, and the deputy director of the Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors (ABEC), Lia Machado Fialho, presented data on the adherence of the Platform’s journals to open science practices. Despite being slow, the incorporation of these practices in the collection is not far from what happens in other areas. Furthermore, there is a whole plurality and creativity in this process, encouraged by the table as a whole. Finally, Professor Fernanda Beigel (University of Cuyo) highlighted the importance of considering regional and international inequalities in this process of spreading the PCA through the Humanities.”

L’accés obert en els centres de recerca CERCA: anàlisi de la producció científica i de les polítiques de suport a la publicació en obert

From Google’s English:  “The first part of this research begins with an overview of the situation current state of scientific communication. Subsequently, the interest in it is justified thematic focusing on research centers. The purpose is presented below of this thesis, the research techniques used, the information search strategies bibliographic material used and the structure of the manuscript. This section concludes with a statement of the issue of open access and research policies and a presentation of the centers CERCA and the I-CERCA institution in the research system of Catalonia.”

Congreso Internacional de Datos Abiertos Registro, Mié, 18 may. 2022 a las 10:00 | Eventbrite

From Google’s English:  “On May 18 and 19, 2022 , the International Congress on Open Data and Transparency will be held in Valencia, promoted by the Conselleria de Participació, Transparència, Cooperació i Qualitat Democràtica through the Observatori Valencià de Dades Obertes i Transparència together with the University of Alicante, Open Knowledge Foundation and Datause.

Some of the topics that will be addressed in this edition of the congress are the past, present and future of open data and what is the context of data , both in the environment and in the food crisis, among other fields….”

Alberto López Cuenca & Renato Bermúdez Dini (2022) Otros términos para debatir la propiedad intelectual (Beyond the Author’s Rights: Debating Intellectual Property in Other Terms) | Open Humanities Press

On July 1, 2020, reforms to the Federal Copyright Act (LFDA, for its acronym in Spanish) entered into force in Mexico responding to the primarily economic requirements of the renewed free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, the USMCA. Facing these reforms, a group of Mexican and international associations and individuals raised their voices due to the numerous implications that they entailed for free speech, due judicial process, access to culture and education, technological sovereignty and their environmental impact, among others. In order to trace the deep reaching that the LFDA has today to the detriment of other rights and already established practices, from the Centro Cultural de España in Mexico City we proposed to inscribe these concerns and debate them on a broader sociocultural plane, starting from four conceptual nodes: 1) native knowledges; 2) open knowledge; 3) digital selfediting and rewriting; 4) hacktivisms. This book brings together contributions from Alberto López Cuenca, Anamhoo, David Cuartielles, Diana Macho Morales, Domingo M. Lechón, Eduardo Aguado-López, Gabriela Méndez Cota, Irene Soria, Leandro Rodríguez Medina, Marla Gutiérrez Gutiérrez, Mónica Nepote, Nika Zhenya, Renato Bermúdez Dini and Víctor Leonel Juan-Martínez.

El 1 de julio de 2020 entró en vigor una reforma a la Ley Federal del Derecho de Autor (LFDA) en México que respondía a las exigencias prioritariamente económicas del renovado tratado de libre comercio con Estados Unidos y Canadá, el T-MEC. Frente a estas reformas, un conjunto de colectivos, asociaciones e individuos mexicanos e internacionales levantaron la voz por las numerosas implicaciones que suponían para la libertad de expresión, el debido proceso judicial, el acceso a la cultura y a la educación, la soberanía tecnológica y el impacto medioambiental, entre otras. Para rastrear el profundo alcance que en nuestros días tiene la LFDA en detrimento de otros derechos y prácticas ya afianzadas, desde el Centro Cultural de España en Ciudad de México nos propusimos inscribir estas preocupaciones y debatirlas en un plano sociocultural más amplio, a partir de cuatro nodos conceptuales: 1) saberes originarios; 2) conocimiento abierto; 3) autoedición y reescrituras digitales; 4) hacktivismos. Este libro reúne contribuciones de Alberto López Cuenca, Anamhoo, David Cuartielles, Diana Macho Morales, Domingo M. Lechón, Eduardo Aguado-López, Gabriela Méndez Cota, Irene Soria, Leandro Rodríguez Medina, Marla Gutiérrez Gutiérrez, Mónica Nepote, Nika Zhenya, Renato Bermúdez Dini y Víctor Leonel Juan-Martínez.


Latin America Research Commons (LARC) | Latin American Studies Association conference 18 Feb 2022

“The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is proud to announce the establishment of the Latin America Research Commons (LARC) as the first portal for cutting-edge, fully open access research on Latin America. LARC is the first publishing press of LASA, which is dedicated to ensure the widest possible dissemination of original monographs and journals in all disciplines related to Latin American studies. Its principal languages of publication are Spanish and Portuguese, and its primary goal is to ensure that scholars from around the world will be able to find and access the research they need without economic or geographic barriers….”

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