SciELO is a cooperative decentralized platform for electronic publishing of scientific journals, with national focal points in 15 countries. From Latin America and the Caribbean, the following countries, with active national focal points, have journal collections in SciELO: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Scielo provides open access to more than 750 journals from the region, allowing searches in article and journal level, by subject or country, to view and download abstract, full-text, and citation information.
SciELO started in Brazil in 1997 as a partnership among FAPESP – the State of São Paulo Science Foundation- and BIREME -the Latin America and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information), a center of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)-. Since 2002 SciELO also receives support from CNPq -Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico. SciELO demonstrates the importance of government funding to improve visibility, access and impact of science in developing countries.
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Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that it is now preserving e-books from more than 90 university presses in 6 countries. This includes Cambridge University Press and university press e-books hosted by JSTOR (Books at JSTOR), Project Muse (UPCC Collections), and Oxford University Press (University Press Scholarship Online). These presses and their platform partners are contributing to the preservation of tens of thousands of e-books.
With the Books at JSTOR programme, Portico will preserve e-books from more than 30 university presses as well as independent not-for-profit organisations. Project Muse and Portico partnered in late 2012 to preserve e-books from more than 70 presses. Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press have been working with Portico since 2006 and 2007 respectively; first to preserve their e-journals and then to preserve their e-books.
The community goes beyond the presses themselves. Nearly two-thirds of the university libraries at these presses’ home institutions also participate in Portico. Portico’s E-Book Service has more than 170,000 titles committed for preservation. Publishers that support this service range from large commercial publishers to university presses and small independent publishers.
- Boydell and Brewer
- Brookings Institution
- Catholic University of America Press
- Central European University Press
- Columbia University Press
- Cornell University Press
- Edinburgh University Press
- Harvard University Press
- Hong Kong University Press
- McGill-Queen’s University Press
- Modern Humanities Research Association
- Ohio University Press
- Penn State University Press
- Princeton University Press
- RAND Publications
- Russell Sage Foundation
- Society of Biblical Literature
- University of California Press
- The University of Illinois Press
- The University of Minnesota Press
- The University of North Carolina Press
- University of Pennsylvania Press
- The University of Texas Press
- University of Toronto Press
- University Press of Mississippi
- Yale University Press