Puerto Rico

The University of Puerto Rico has registered its institutional repository (Repositorio Digital de la Universidad de Puerto Rico) in ROAR and in OpenDOAR . In 2010, the Faculty of Law of the University, issued an open access policy for the Faculty output. No mandates from Puerto Rico are registered in ROARMAP.

The open access journals published by the University of Puerto Rico are invited to join an OJS platform in the UPR Journal Portal. Open access journals from Puerto Rico are registered in DOAJ (9 journals) and through links from Latindex (29 journals from Puerto Rico in full-text). The national focal point of Latindex is the University of Puerto Rico. In Redalyc, a collection of 4 journals is available in full-text.

The Agriculture Digital Repository (Repositorio Digital Agrícola) is a large collection of open access full-texts from the University. The University of Puerto Rico is also contributing contents in The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), established in 2004, an open access cooperative, multilingual and multi-institutional digitization project of partners within the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean that provides users with access to Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials held in archives, libraries, and private collections. And the University runs the Biblioteca Digital Puertorriqueña , a digital repository of images and texts related to the history and culture of Puerto Rico.

Together with other countries of the region, Puerto Rico also participates in open access regional subject repositories, today with a growing number of records with full-texts, examples: health (BVS), science (PERIÓDICA), public management and policies (CLAD-SIARE), social sciences (CLACSO, FLACSO, CLASE), work (LABORDOC), information science (E-Lis), among others.

Creative Commons Puerto Rico promotes the use of open access licenses, and the University of Puerto Rico has adopted one of those licenses.

The open access week has been organized with activities in Puerto Rico in 2009 and in 2010.


(Modified on December 2013)

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