Open Access in Latin America




There are other ways of doing Open Access than the model in Europe and North-America. So what can we learn from colleagues in Latin America? Dr. Arianna Becerril-García is a professor at the Autonomous University of the state of Mexico, and the chair of AmeliCA and Executive Director and co-founder of She shares her opinion on the value of the scholarly-led, non-profit business model to achieve Open Access.

The host of this episode is Erik Lieungh.

This episode was first published 9 December 2019.

Author Biographies

Arianna Becerril-García, Redalyc

Dr. Arianna Becerril-García is Chair at Ameli, Open Knowledge for Latin America and the Global South (AmeliCA), Executive Director and co-founder of, and Professor at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico.

Dr. Becerril-García has a PhD in Computer Sciences from “Tecnológico de Monterrey”, Mexico, a Master’s in Computer Sciences from the same institution, and a degree in Computer Engineering from the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM). She is a member of the founding team of the Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal ( and is a full-time professor-researcher at the UAEM. She is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and a co-founder of the Mexican Network of Institutional Repositories (REMERI). Dr. Becerril-García has published numerous papers in research journals, as well as three books, and has participated in more than 40 national and international conferences. Her research topics are open access, interoperability technologies, visibility of science, semantic web and linked data.

Dr. Becerril-García was a keynote speaker at the 14th Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing.

Erik Lieungh, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Erik Lieungh is a digital adviser at the University Library and the host and editor of Open Science Talk.



How to Cite

Becerril-García, A., & Lieungh, E. (2020). Open Access in Latin America. Open Science Talk, (24).