Spotlight on Serials: Current & Future Trends in Open Access in Latin America

The ALCTS Continuing Resource Section (CRS) Forum took place at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference on Sunday, June 24. The session, titled “Spotlight on Serials: Current and Future Trends in Open Access in Latin America,” featured Ivonne Lujano, ambassador of Open Access Journals in Latin America, and Solange Santos, publishing coordinator at Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO). Lujano spoke about the history of open access in Latin America, best practices and standards in publishing, and how the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) improves scholarly research on a global scale. Santos spoke about the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) and why Latin America is advanced in its use of an open access publishing model.

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