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On SciELO and RedALyC

Posted on August 5, 2015 by Luis Reyes-Galindo

“They were conquerors, and for that you want only brute force — nothing to boast of, when you have it, since your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others.” —Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness I was recently made aware of a post by Jeffrey Beall, librarian at the University of Colorado Denver,
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From an interview with Paul Ginsparg

Posted on March 26, 2015 by Luis Reyes-Galindo

Last summer I had the privilege of interviewing arXiv founder Paul Ginsparg extensively during two lovely days at Cornell. We are currently in the last stages of using this material to write what will be a series of papers on the ecology of physics knowledge and publishing practices, but for now I’ll share an interesting bit towards the
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Las políticas públicas de Acceso Abierto en México

Posted on June 4, 2014 by Luis Reyes-Galindo

Gracias a varias solicitudes en los últimos días y a la relevancia del tema, ahora que está fresco, decidí hacer una versión en Español de mi último post. [This is a Spanish translation of my last post given multiple requests for it since it appeared a few days ago.] La semana pasada, el Presidente de
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Mexican policy-making on OA: a bitter-tweet state of affairs

Posted on June 2, 2014 by Luis Reyes-Galindo

Just last week, Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto announced via his official webpage the enactment of reforms to several federal law frameworks concerning science, technology and education that will allegedly “insert Mexico into the Information and Knowledge Society”. The legislation changes, he claimed, would: Give access to Mexicans open access to the scientific and academic
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