LATINDEX - Sistema Regional de Información en Línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal (Regional Cooperative Online Information System for Scholarly Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portuga
Latindex represents a major initiative started by UNAM in 1997 to improve the visibility and dissemination of Iberoamerican scientific journals, and help improve the quality of journals published in the region. As of 2015, Latindex is a regional network with participation of national focal points in 22 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. This regional collaborative initiative coordinated by UNAM receives contributions from the national focal points, for three open access databases:
- Directory, a comprehensive inventory of Iberoamerican journals in addition to a collection of European journals on Latin American studies. Provides basic bibliographic data on each title.
- Catalogue, which includes a selection of those titles from the Directory that meet a minimum of previously agreed upon Latindex editorial standards. The Catalogue provides additional information on the individual profile of these journals.
- Index of electronic journals, which provides direct access to a growing collection of Iberoamerican online journals offering full text articles, mainly open access and free.
A new development is Portal de portales a Latinex OAI-Harvester that allows searching in a collection of journals from several journal portals (Scielo, Redalyc, Dialnet, Revist@s, Pepsic, UNAM, RACO, among others).
In addition to these open access journal databases, a series of guidelines, workshops and meetings for editors are organized by Latindex partners in several Iberoamerican countries.
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