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[BOAI] RES: Re: a question on the nature of this group
From: "Gil Santos" <gilbfe AT unicamp.br>
Dear, I´m subscribed to this mailing list, and always I follow, but do not manifest. David really has every reason to talk about growth and Redalyc SciELO in Latin America, especially in Brazil. If everyone thought like that, give more importance to these bases and believe in the impact factor they are making possible to the open access journals. How librarian, in 2011 published a book that shows the sources of indexing the world. This work is available at URL: http://www.bibliotecadigital.unicamp.br/document/?code=49835 Best regards, Gildenir Carolino Santos Doctor in Education / Librarian Faculty of Education / University of Campinas (UNICAMP) e-mail: <mailto:gilbfe AT unicamp.br> gilbfe AT unicamp.br Site: <http://www.bibli.fae.unicamp.br> http://www.bibli.fae.unicamp.br De: boai-forum-bounces AT ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:boai-forum-bounces AT ecs.soton.ac.uk] Em nome de Jean-Claude Guédon Enviada em: quinta-feira, 13 de junho de 2013 10:01 Para: boai-forum AT ecs.soton.ac.uk Assunto: [BOAI] Re: a question on the nature of this group Having tried for years to demonstrate that what is going on outside the North Atlantic region of the world, is significant at a world scale - how long did it take for people to begin paying attention to both SciELO and RedALyC? Who pays attention to the 6000 journals vetted by Latindex? Why are people mesmerized by the Web of Science, SCOPUS and Ulrich's? - and after publishing several articles on this kind of issues, I would support Carolina's call with passion. I would simply add that local actions are wonderful, but one should never forget that their potential world impact is also great. The North Atlantic region is not the sole fount of wisdom in the scientific world, and it should not masquerade as the only site of "international" science (international here meaning "core ↵ journals" as defined by Thomson-Reuters...). What SciELO and RedALyC are doing is probably far more significant than all the battles in Britain about a silly Finch report, because the Finch report affects only Britain and Brazil's GDP is just about to pass that of Britain, if it is not already the case. The future lies with Brazil, not Britain, or France or Germany. I am with you 120%' Carolina. Jean-Claude Le mercredi 12 juin 2013 à 13:06 -0400, Carolina Rossini a écrit : Hi all, In the past few days, thinking on how to advance OA in Latin America, I was wondering if the members of this list could play a more active role in supporting regional policy initiatives. I was thinking of a coalition of sorts, which can publish statements and positions supporting local actions. What do you think? This would not change other roles for this list, regarding discussions on concepts and events, but would add a additional and spicy element. Carolina -- Carolina Rossini http://carolinarossini.net/ + 1 6176979389 *carolina.rossini AT gmail.com* skype: carolrossini AT carolinarossini -- To unsubscribe from the BOAI Forum, use the form on this page: http://mailman.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/boai-forum -- Jean-Claude Guédon Professeur titulaire Littérature comparée Université de Montréal
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