Arianna Becerril García
Autonomous University of the State of Mexico
Full-time professor-researcher at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM). 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 Scientific Information System Redalyc.org where she is the current Executive Director. 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 participated as part of the advisory team of the Open Access national legislation in Mexico in 2014. She’s currently a member of the the council of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). She has coordinated four projects supported by UNESCO, one of them is the ongoing project "Open Access for Angola" in partnership with Universidade Oscar Ribas and the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Angola.
Towards a Latin American non-commercial Open Science ecosystem in the hands of academia: The articulation of the green and diamond routes
The Latin American region has a marked history of open circulation of scientific knowledge in control and ownership of the academic sector, sustained by public resources.
Scientific publishing, for example, has a tradition of being open to readers and authors, and is strengthened by various initiatives, infrastructures, platforms, and other collective non-commercial Open Access (diamond route) efforts throughout the region.
For its part, the proliferation of self-archiving in institutional and thematic repositories, the so-called green route, has allowed books, theses, educational resources and many other formats of knowledge communication to increase their visibility in Open Access. Likewise, both routes and various components that allow their articulation, such as CRIS systems, can support the change in the culture of research evaluation.
The potential that this articulation entails in an ecosystem that impacts the rest of the pillars of Open Science is the alternative to the commercial market. The latter, a model where the circulation and valuation of science is carried out based on rules and concepts of the commercial sector. The ecosystem that makes up the green and diamond roads of OA carries by definition fundamental values to advance scientific communication, such as inclusion, multilingualism, diversity and participation as well as being a sustainable way and in control of the academic and scientific community.
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Arianna Becerril García, Professor-researcher at Autonomous University of the State of Mexico
Presentation: Towards a Latin American non-commercial Open Science ecosystem in the hands of academia: The articulation of the green and diamond routes