In the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) , Paraguay has 23 open access journals registered as of 2021 . There are two OA repositories listed in OpenDOAR, and 39 resources in ROAD. No open access mandates are there in ROARMAP. A study ( Open Access Indicators and Scholarly Communications in Latin America) shows that, as of 2014 , 0.30% (16) OA journals indexed in Latindex are published in Paraguay. The Latindex representation in Paraguay is located at the National University of Itapúa ( Universidad Nacional de Itapúa ).

Enabling Environment

Together with other countries of the region, Paraguay participates in open access regional subject repositories, today with a growing number of records with full-texts, examples:  health ( BVS ), agriculture ( SIDALC ), education ( Relpe ), public management and policies ( CLAD-SIARE ), social sciences ( CLACSO ), information science ( E-Lis ), work ( LABORDOC ), among others.

SciELO Paraguay provides open access to the full text of scientific journals published in Paraguay, the collection started with 3 journals in the health sciences.  It is a regional project managed in Paraguay by the IICS - Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud, that depends on the national university UNA - Universidad Nacional de Asunción. In Paraguay. The SciELO initiative also includes the Pediatrics Paraguayan Society, the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the UNA, the Health National Institute of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPyBS in Spanish) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

In 2015 , Paraguay became a new affiliate of the Creative Commons (CC)family . The CC team of Paraguay signed their MoU and are now officially in. In Paraguay the CC affiliate institution is TEDIC , a multidisciplinary non-profit organization that brings together lawyers, journalists, political specialists, sociologists, Web developers and graphic designers. The organization aims to promote civic initiatives in education, communications, technology, development and research. CC Paraguay leaders are Maricarmen Sequera, Luis Alonzo Fulchi and Cilia Romero.

Key Organizations

ARANDU-Paraguay is a member of RedCLARA , the advanced internet network to interconnect the national advanced academic networks from Latin America among themselves and with networks in the rest of the world. RedCLARA sponsors collaboration among digital libraries and repositories within COLABORA and Red Federada de Repositorios where Paraguay will be able to participate when institutional repositories are developed.


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