Redalyc an OA initiative
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"Last week was held in Valdivia, Chile, the second congress of Redalyc editors. During the meeting were presented the new services and products developed by Redalyc team to support their journals. Redalyc ( http://redalyc.uaemex.mx ) is a Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America and the Caribbean countries, Spain and Portugal, created initially by the Autonomous University of Mexico State (UAEM), with the aim of contributing to the dissemination, access and visibility of journals published in those countries. Redalyc subjects journals to an evaluation based on a set of 36 quality criteria related to formal and content issues. Journals have to [comply] with at least 82% of those criteria....including OA to full text. Redalyc has adopted the Open Journal System (OJS) as the model for journal management and publication and developed a sort of innovative services built upon the journals, such as the scientific atlas, statistics and networks among institutions, authors and countries or disciplines based on articles published in journals under the umbrella of Redalyc. Those services have not been developed to create a ranking or index but to allow managers or assessors to have more indicators based on multivariable relationships. The ‘atlas cienciométrico’ [‘sciencemetric atlas’] is a still under a beta version to allow users testing it ( http://redalyc.uaemex.mx/redalyc/media/microSitios/desarrollos/ )...."