By 2015, Latin America has 37 mandates registered in ROARMAP out of a worldwide total of 724 OA policies: Brazil (16), Peru (6), Venezuela (4), Argentina (4), Colombia (3), Mexico (3) and Bolivia (1).

An important contribution from the region to the international Open Access movement has been the approval in Congress, in Brazil and in Argentina, the national law on Open Access to scientific information (2013). In the region, only Peru has an Open Access Law enacted in 2012, which made the two countries (Brazil and Argentina) the second and third in Latin America to raise national legislation on the matter.

On 4 April 2015, Instituto Universitario de Tecnología del Estado Bolívar in Venezuela adopted a new institutional OA Policy for the mandatory deposit of peer-reviewed authors' manuscripts.

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