Open access in Portugal


Growth of open access publications in Portugal 1990-2018

In Portugal, the first open access initiatives were carried out by the University of Minho with the creation of RepositóriUM in 2003 and the definition of an institutional policy of self-archiving in 2004.[1] In the following years began SciELO Portugal, for the publication of open access journals, and new repositories in several higher education institutions. The Open Access Scientific Repository of Portugal (RCAAP) launched in 2008.[2]

Following an agreement signed between the Ministers of Science and Technology of Portugal and Brazil in October 2009, the first Luso-Brasilien Open Access Conference took place in November 2010 in Braga, Portugal.[3]

Open access policies of the country's main scientific research funding agency, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Science and Technology Foundation, FCT), came into force on May 5, 2014.[4]


There are a number of collections of scholarship in Portugal housed in digital open access repositories.[5] They contain journal articles, book chapters, data, and other research outputs that are free to read.

See also

Open access publications in various Portuguese repositories, March 2018


  1. ^ Eloy Rodrigues; Ricardo Saraiva (2013). "RepositóriUM: 10 anos de acesso aberto ao conhecimento". Uma Década de Acesso Aberto na UMinho e no Mundo (in Portuguese). Universidade do Minho. hdl:1822/27502. ISBN 978-989-98704-0-6.
  2. ^ Ricardo Saraiva; et al. (2012). "Acesso Aberto à literatura científica em Portugal: o passado, o presente e o futuro" (in Portuguese). Associação Portuguesa de Bibliotecários, Arquivistas e Documentalistas.
  3. ^ "Eventos Anteriores". Conferência Luso-Brasileira sobre Acesso Aberto (in Portuguese). Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Open Access Policy". Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Portugal". Directory of Open Access Repositories. UK: University of Nottingham. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Disciplinary repositories". Open Access Directory. US: Simmons School of Library and Information Science. OCLC 757073363. Retrieved 6 February 2018.

Further reading

in English
  • Eloy Rodrigues; et al. (2004), "RepositóriUM: implementing DSpace in Portuguese - lessons for the future and research pathways", Building Digital Bridges: Linking Cultures, Commerce and Science, Proceedings of the 8th ICCC/IFIP International Conference on Electronic Publishing, Brasília (About Minho University repository).
  • "Up and Away: Open Access in Portugal". Educause Review. US: Educause. 6 May 2013. ISSN 1945-709X.
  • Universidade do Minho (2014), Portugal Open Access Policy Landscape, PASTEUR4OA (Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research), doi:10.5281/zenodo.54753
  • Clara Boavida; Ricardo Saraiva; Eloy Rodrigues (2015), Institutional policy implementation at University of Minho, Portugal, PASTEUR4OA Case Study, doi:10.5281/zenodo.44312
  • Walt Crawford (2018). "Portugal". Gold Open Access by Country 2012-2017. US: Cites & Insights Books. Free to read
in Portuguese
  • Miguel Ferreira; et al. (2012). "Estado da arte em preservação digital" (in Portuguese). Repositório Científico de Acesso Aberto de Portugal.
  • José Carvalho; et al. (2013). "O RCAAP e a evolução do Acesso Aberto em Portugal". Uma Década de Acesso Aberto na UMinho e no Mundo (in Portuguese). Universidade do Minho. ISBN 978-989-98704-0-6.
  • Eloy Rodrigues (2015). O Acesso Aberto e o futuro da investigação e comunicação científica [Open Access and the future of research and scientific communication] (in Portuguese). Universidade de Coimbra. ISBN 978-989-26-1044-3.

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