Impact of Open Access Policy on Brazilian Science and Global Trends Impact of Open Access Policy on Brazilian Science and Global Trends

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Abstract:  Open access (OA) publishing provides free online access to research articles without subscription fees. In Brazil, absence of financial support from academic institutions and limited government policies pose challenges to OA publication. Here, we used data from the Web of Science and Scopus to compare with global trends in journal accessibility and scientific quality metrics. Brazilian authors publish more OA articles, particularly in Global South journals. While OA correlates with quality for global authors, it had no impact on Brazilian science. To maximize impact, Brazilian authors should prioritize Q1 journals regardless of OA status. High-impact or Global North journal publication seems more relevant for Brazilian science than OA. Our findings indicate that the present open access policy has been ineffective to improve the impact of Brazilian science, providing insights to guide the formulation of scientific public policies.



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Tags: oa.policies oa.brazil oa.latin_america oa.trends oa.south oa.latin_america

Date tagged:

06/16/2024, 13:51

Date published:

06/16/2024, 09:51