Together with other countries of the region, Guatemala participates in open access regional subject repositories, today with a growing number of full-texts, examples: agriculture (SIDALC), education (Relpe and CEDUCAR), public management and policies (CLAD-SIARE), social sciences (FLACSO, Enlace Académico Centroamericano and CLACSO), work (LABORDOC), information science (E-Lis), among others. 

A few scientific and academic journals from Guatemala are available full-text in DOAJ and the country has a Latindex focal point hosted by the University of San Carlos.

Open access licences are promoted by Creative Commons Guatemala.

The Advanced Research and Education Network from Guatemala (Red Avanzada Guatemalteca para la Investigación y Educación – RAGIE) is a member of RedCLARA that supports COLABORA, Red Federada de Repositorios and other regional initiatives that promote the creation and cooperation among institutional repositories.  Guatemala participates in the Latin America Community of Digital Libraries and Repositories COLABORA  but has no open access digital repositories registered in  ROAR and OpenDOAR.

Enlace Académico Centroamericano (Central America Academic Link) is an initiative from FLACSO´s Executive Secretariat in Costa Rica, with support from the Ford Foundation, and participation of full-text contents from Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panamá. This initiative provides social sciences open access publications, news, resources, events and selected links.

Guatemala participates in The Global Network for Science Academies (IAP) project Open Institutional Repositories Infrastructure network for Central America and the Caribbean.


(Modified on December 2013)

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