Panama

The Library System of the University of Panama (Sistema de Biblioteca de la Universidad de Panamá) represents the country in Latindex, where it has a few open access journals. A recent study (Open Access Indicators and Scholarly Communications in Latin America) shows that, as of 2014, 0.39% (21) OA journals indexed in Latindex are published in Panama. 

The Science and Technology Network (Red científica y Tecnológica / RedCyT) is a member of RedCLARA that supports COLABORA, Red Federada Repositorios and other regional initiatives that promote cooperation among institutional repositories, where Panamá will be able to participate when institutional repositories are developed.

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

No repositories are registered in OpenDOAR or ROAR, and no mandates registered in ROARMAP.

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 Panama. This initiative provides social sciences open access publications, news, resources, events and selected links.

Since August 2013, 6 OA journals published in Panama are indexed in ROAD.

Publications:

2014: "Open Access Indicators and Scholarly Communications in Latin America" is the result of a joint research and development project supported by UNESCO and undertaken by UNESCO in partnership with the Public Knowledge Project (PKP); the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO); the Network of Scientific Journals of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal (RedALyC); Africa Journals Online (AJOL); the Latin America Social Sciences School- Brazil (FLACSO- Brazil); and the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO)

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