9º World Congress on Health Information and Libraries

Salvador, Bahia - Brazil, September, 20 to 23 - 2005


4th Regional Coordination Meeting of the VHL

September, 19 to 20 - 2005


Scientific Communication: Open access

The panel 4 of the ICML 9|CRICS 7 shows the structure of scientific communication, after the emergence and predominance of the Internet information and communication paradigm. Electronic publication of journals is now obligatory as it provides extraordinary possibilities to add value to the contents increasing radically speedy of publication, visibility, access, searching, linking, evaluating, etc. The provision of universal access offered by Internet and the character of the scientific research and knowledge has also created the open access movement that favors the free access to scientific knowledge.