The National Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología, e Innovación Tecnológica-CONCYTEC), within the Communication and Information Systems Direction, coordinates participation of Peru in Latindex, Scielo, BVS, and other regional open access initivatives, as well as training activities.

In May 2012 an open access legislation proposal has been introduced in Congress for the creation of a National Open Access Digital Repository for Science, Technology and Innovation, with membership from all public and private organizations and institutions that are part of the National System for Science, Technology and Innovation.

In the past decade, Peru has been very active in digital theses collections development and training. As a member of Cyberthesis and of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations-NDLTD, who is organizing its 2012 World Symposium of Digital Theses and Dissertations in Peru, and since 2008 with the creation of a Peruvian Network of Digital Theses (Red Peruana de Tesis Digitales-RPTD), a collaborative initiative coordinated by Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos together with Cyberthesis, with theses collections from 8 universities, with access to full-text when available. RPTD is member in CoLaBoRa, the Latin America Community of Digital Libraries and Repositories.

Theses are also the main contents of 13 institutional repositories from Peru registered in ROAR and/or OpenDOAR. The Institute of Peruvian Studies (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos-IEP) offers open access to full-text working documents and books. The Peruvian Academic Network (Red Académica Peruana / RAAP) is the national focal point of RedCLARA in Peru, and the national focal point of the Latin America Network of Institutional Repositories National Systems (Red Federada Latinoamericana de Repositorios Institucionales de Documentación Científica).

Two mandates are registered in ROARMAP, one from the Major University of San Marcos inviting to self archive in the repository, and a thesis mandate from the Catholic University of Peru.

The accreditation legislation in progress will require dissemination of research results which will contribute to further development of open access repositories.

Concerning peer-review full-text open access journals from Peru:

Several OJS training activities take place in Peru and 15 journals in Peru use OJS for open access journals.

Several universities, the National Library and Open Access Peru promote open access and organize events for the open access week every year, presentations, presence in Facebook and Twitter.

Together with other countries of the region, Peru participates in open access regional subject repositories with a growing number of full-texts, examples: health (BVS), agriculture (SIDALC), science (PERIÓDICA), education (Relpe), public management and policies (CLAD-SIARE), social sciences (CLACSO, FLACSO, CLASE), work (LABORDOC), information science (E-Lis), among others. And 10 university libraries from Peru participate with full-texts in the Biblioteca Digital Andina.

Creative Commons Peru promotes the use of open licenses in Peru.


(Modified on December 2013)

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