Overview of OA in Latin America and the Caribbean | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
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"In Latin America, two thirds of the investments and Funding for Open Access initiatives and Research & Development (R&D) comes, directly or indirectly, from public funds and from international cooperation. Key Open Access players are national science agencies and universities (mainly libraries, journal editors, press units, ICT units, research/academic areas). The region has a long tradition of regional information networking to provide Open Access to its research results, in regional subject repositories that started with bibliographic records in the 80's and now extend to added full-texts; as well as in multi disciplinary regional peer-reviewed journal portals and digital repositories developed since the end of the 90's. These are the most important contributions from the region to Open Access implementation, together with a regional declaration on Open Access (Bahia 2005) and an Open Access national legislation that mandates deposit of State funded research results in Open Access digital repositories (approved in Agentina and Peru in 2013; in Mexico in 2014; and bill introduced in Congress in Brazil in 2007/reintroduced in 2011)."