Title

Closing Keynote: Academy-Owned Non-Profit Open Access Publishing: an Approach to Achieve Participatory and Sustainable Scholarly Communications

Presenter Information

Arianna Becerril García, Redalyc

Location

KIPJ Theatre

Session Type

Keynote Address

Start Date

28-4-2020 3:00 PM

End Date

28-4-2020 3:45 PM

Abstract

The prevailing science communication system has showed little success in making science a global, participatory and equitable conversation. At the same time, a very robust ecosystem of science communication has been built in the Latin-American region, one that is intrinsically open, non-commercial and academy-owned. However, this “regional” approach has remained outside the legitimated channels of scholarly communication.

AmeliCA’s and Redalyc’s approach is based on the fact that scholarly communication in control of the academy is a strategy much healthier and sustainable for the development of science and society. Why is it that commercial publishers are a pivotal actor in science communication –in many parts of the world– if the biggest part of activities concerning the generation of knowledge is in the academy?

Now, initiatives are emerging that seek to achieve Open Access at a global level such as Plan S. However, it is important to question: What is the future we envision for the dissemination of science? In whose hands should it be? We are facing a great opportunity to rebuild a system in favor of the development of science and humanity.

So, it is strategic for the research community, universities, libraries, funders to join forces, as well as share and connect individual and institutional efforts to build a cooperative infrastructure that guarantees both, publishing is led by the scholarly community and its openness could be sustainable. All leveraged with technology to find more effective methods of communication and deployment of the knowledge generated by different regions, disciplinary fields or languages.

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Full-time professor-researcher at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM). She’s the Executive Director of Redalyc. Member of the National System of Researchers (SNI) of Mexico. She holds a PhD and MSc in Computer Science, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. And she holds a BA in Computer Engineering, UAEM. She’s part of the founding team of the Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal (redalyc.org). Dr Becerril is founder and president of AmeliCA Conocimiento Abierto S.C. She’s co-founder of Red Mexicana de Repositorios Institucionales (“Mexican Network of Institutional Repositories”). She’s written dozens of articles in scholarly journals and has penned three books. Dr Arianna actively partakes in various international initiatives, she’s a member of the committee of InvestInOpenInfrastructure (IOI), and representative member of Latin America in The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS), she was also part of the Advisory Board of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Professor Arianna has participated in numerous national and international conferences. Her research interests are Open Access, technologies for scientific publications, Artificial Intelligence to recover and process information, Semantic Web and Linked Open Data. She’s delivered several presentations lately: ‘Academy- owned non-profit scholarly and library publishing leveraged by semantic technologies: a strategy to achieve an inclusive and sustainable science communication ecosystem’ (inaugural conference at Library Publishing Forum, Vancouver, Canada, 2019); ‘The future of scholarly publishing and open access’ Fórum de Editores de Periódicos de Educação das Regiões Norte e Nordeste (Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, 2019); ‘The evolution of the scholarly digital journal in Redalyc.org’ 1 Simpósio Internacional de Produção Digital. A produção de periódicos e livros. (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018); ‘Ciência aberta e democratização de periódicos científicos na ciência latino-americana’, LATmetrics (Brazil, 2018); Open Science and Research Seminar, organized by University Ricardo Palma (Peru) and University of Brasilia (Brazil) 2018.

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Apr 28th, 3:00 PM Apr 28th, 3:45 PM

Closing Keynote: Academy-Owned Non-Profit Open Access Publishing: an Approach to Achieve Participatory and Sustainable Scholarly Communications

KIPJ Theatre

The prevailing science communication system has showed little success in making science a global, participatory and equitable conversation. At the same time, a very robust ecosystem of science communication has been built in the Latin-American region, one that is intrinsically open, non-commercial and academy-owned. However, this “regional” approach has remained outside the legitimated channels of scholarly communication.

AmeliCA’s and Redalyc’s approach is based on the fact that scholarly communication in control of the academy is a strategy much healthier and sustainable for the development of science and society. Why is it that commercial publishers are a pivotal actor in science communication –in many parts of the world– if the biggest part of activities concerning the generation of knowledge is in the academy?

Now, initiatives are emerging that seek to achieve Open Access at a global level such as Plan S. However, it is important to question: What is the future we envision for the dissemination of science? In whose hands should it be? We are facing a great opportunity to rebuild a system in favor of the development of science and humanity.

So, it is strategic for the research community, universities, libraries, funders to join forces, as well as share and connect individual and institutional efforts to build a cooperative infrastructure that guarantees both, publishing is led by the scholarly community and its openness could be sustainable. All leveraged with technology to find more effective methods of communication and deployment of the knowledge generated by different regions, disciplinary fields or languages.