Open Access in Chilean Dentistry Journals

2010 • Volume 4 • Issue 2

Ricardo Cartes-Velásquez



Open Access (OA) has become a topic of interest and development in the world of scientific publications, especially in biomedicine area, driven by the precepts of free access to information and cooperation that results in improvement of people quality of life. The aim of this study is to evaluate the state of Chilean dentistry journals regarding OA. Included all Chilean scientific dental publications indexed in LATINDEX, evaluated variables free access to full articles, access to previous volumes, easy and intuitive access, publisher and presence in PubMed, LILACS, SciELO and / or Google Scholar index. 19 publications was founded of which 58% (11) had free access to full articles, 2 allowed independent access to each paper, 6 had access to their previous volumes in an orderly and 4 with some limitation and / or disorder, regarding to publisher: 3 have own websites and 8 were associated with institutional websites. With regard to indexing: 5 were in Pubmed and 6 in LILACS, but none currently. 58% of the publications studied showed OA. Only 1 publication maintained high standards of OA. No presence in specialized platforms like SciELO or Google Scholar.

KEY WORDS: open-access, dentistry journals, Chile.


How to cite this article

CARTES-VELÁSQUEZ, R. Open access in Chilean dentistry journals. Int. J. Odontostomat., 4(2):123-126, 2010.


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