Conmemorando la Reforma

Commemorating a Century of Land and Water Reform

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People celebrated the Constitution’s centennial with theater, music, dance, video, and self-congratulating speeches. One hundred years in, and it was still one of the world’s most progressive. It guaranteed not only civil and political rights but social and economic rights, like the right to unionize, an adequate minimum wage, retirement security, equal pay for men and women, and paid maternity leave…

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Book Citation Index UCC

UCC Press enters the big leagues

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Less than three years after its inception, the new open access Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia (UCC) Press has been recognized by the Book Citation Index, a prestigious and selective international index that is part of the Web of Science Core Collection and compiles the world’s most important research books.

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publishing is business

Publishers in turbulent times (1)

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In the 29th Bogota International Book Fair (2016), the book Manual de edición: guía para estos tiempos revueltos was launched. We had the opportunity of interviewing their two authors, Manuel Gil and Martín Gómez, to find out what they think about certain editorial issues that are discussed in depth in their book. This is the first of two deliveries we have for you…

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Open access in the Netherlands

The Netherlands: paving the way for Open Access

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Publicly funded scientific research should be freely accessible. With this basic principle firmly in mind, in 2014, the Dutch started negotiations with eight large national and international scholarly publishers, which have already borne fruit. The Netherlands is the fastest growing open access country in the world. Globally, the Netherlands is even considered an agent of change, paving the way for other countries with open access ambitions…

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Bibliotecas y editores

Libraries and publishers: doomed to understand each other

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One of the most curious and weird paradoxes of the relationship between publishing and libraries is the existing lack of mutual understanding. At a time in which numerous markets are clearly receding ―where not in an accelerating crisis as in the case of Spain― and in which publishers imperiously need to sell and libraries need to purchase ―mainly digitally―, they do not seem to understand each other…

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los blogs académicos

Academic blogging: How does it fit with academic publication?

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Dissemination practices for research are changing. Increasingly, blogging is being taken seriously as a form of writing about academic issues and scholarly research. There are advantages in publishing ideas in blogs: blogging is generally a much faster process than publishing in books and journals; the posts reach out to audiences who do not have access to expensive subscription journals or libraries housing books…

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