Status and prospects of development of Open Access in Argentina

An overview of the status and prospects of the Open Access movement in Argentina, placing it in the global international context and Latin America is presented. The state and evolution of the two main routes of OA (gold and green) from the analysis of journals and repositories as main channels of publication and dissemination of scientific literature in open access is described. The main measures and support policies are mentioned and momentum to the movement from the government level in Latin America, and Argentina in particular. Results of recent studies on publication practices and opinions regarding Argentine researchers open access are presented. We conclude that the prospects for development of OA in Argentina so the golden path as the greenway are favorable, although advantages and limitations are noted