Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – Latin America and the Caribbean contents

 

At the First Nordic Conference on Scholarly Communication in Lund/Copenhagen the idea of creating a comprehensive directory of Open Access Journals was discussed. The conclusion was that it would be a valuable service for the global research and education community. Open Society Institute (OSI) supported the initial project work undertaken by the Lund University Libraries.  Today DOAJ is sponsored by Lund University, INASP, National Library of Sweden, Svensk Bibliotek Forening, Springer.

The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.   Today DOAJ indexes 9,369 journals worldwide, 19% from Latin America and the Caribbean: 1,781 open access journals from Latin America and the Caribbean are incorporated in DOAJ

 

Brazil                          878

Colombia                    225

Chile                           150

Mexico                        145

Argentina                    143

Venezuela                    88

Cuba                            50

Peru                            34

Costa Rica                   29

Puerto Rico                  10

Bolivia                          7

Uruguay                        6

Bahamas                       3

Guatemala                    3

Ecuador                         2

Nicaragua                      2

Paraguay                       2

Virgin Island                  1

Barbados                       1

Dominican Republic        1

Jamaica                         1

 

 

Source: DOAJ list by country (visited: May 2013)

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