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[BOAI] RES: Re: a question on the nature of this group

From: "Gil Santos" <gilbfe AT>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:34:21 -0300

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I´m subscribed to this mailing list, and always I follow, but do not

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

How librarian, in 2011 published a book that shows the sources of indexing
the world. This work is available at URL:



Best regards,


Gildenir Carolino Santos

Doctor in Education / Librarian

Faculty of Education  / University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

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De: boai-forum-bounces AT
[mailto:boai-forum-bounces AT] Em nome de Jean-Claude Guédon
Enviada em: quinta-feira, 13 de junho de 2013 10:01
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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.


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 Rossini 

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Jean-Claude Guédon
Professeur titulaire
Littérature comparée
Université de Montréal


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