Regarding the coverage of Latin American journals (SciELO) in the web of science, here are 2 interesting papers. The first one is entitled "Latin American Scientific Journals: from "Lost Science" to Open Access.,%20ponencia,%20Sanchez%20Pereira.pdf


Françoise Salager-Meyer

Greetings from Vancouver

Interestingly enough, at least from the perspective of an earth sciences librarian, it appears that some journals that
are in Latindex are also indexed in Web of Science and GeoRef.

For example,

Knowing the coverage of GeoRef, this doesn't really surprise me.


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From: [] on behalf of Jean-Claude Guédon []
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2013 6:00 AM
Subject: [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.


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