Presentation Open Access

A turning point in research assessment on the road to open science: an approach from social sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean

Laura Rovelli

This keynotes talk was given by Laura Rovelli at OPEN SCIENCE FAIR 2021 on 22 September 2021. Video is available online on YouTube.

The presentation introduces the state of scientific policies on open access and open science in Latin America and explores their impact on research assessment. It is based on a recent and exploratory study in eight countries of the region, where the approach to knowledge as a public good and open access managed by the academic community, not for profit, stands out. The role of publishers, institutional repositories, universities and science and technology agencies and councils is explored, whereas some of the key barriers to encourage change are identified. Last, the main issues and challenges for research assessment promoting openness, collaboration and participation in the production and circulation of knowledge in the region are discussed.

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