Open Access Policies in Science to Promote Science, Technology and Innovation in Emerging Economies. The Case of Colombia

  • Karen Isabel Cabrera PeñaEmail author
  • Patricia Beatriz Márquez Rodríguez


This chapter analyzes the development of public policies related to Open Access in Science in the case of Colombia. The method used was an exploratory and comparative analysis of the Open Access policies associated with science taking into account four cases, which illustrate national and transnational efforts. Moreover, a legal review of the Colombian Economical and Social Policy Documents was made to evaluate the public policies on science, technology and innovation, assessing the link between these policies and Open Access in Science in this country. According to the findings, a set of policy implications for the development of Open Science are presented. These implications are particularly relevant for emerging contexts such as Colombia, because they could address difficulties and obstacles identified by previous national and transnational experiences.


Open access Public policies Colombia 



The second author acknowledges the financial support of Colciencias through the project “Dinámicas de Innovación en Contextos Poco Intensivos en I+D: el caso de la Industria Manufacturera Colombiana” grant 121577657885, as well as the financial support of the Universidad del Norte through grant 2017–18.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Isabel Cabrera Peña
    • 1
    Email author
  • Patricia Beatriz Márquez Rodríguez
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de DerechoUniversidad del NorteBarranquillaColombia
  2. 2.Escuela de NegociosUniversidad del NorteBarranquillaColombia

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