A commission is an interdisciplinary and interinstitutional work instance created by the AmeliCA’s board of directors to develop actions that enable its principles and values to be carried forward.

The commissions are in charge of a coordinator and are conformed with as many participating members as their structure and functioning require it, with the only condition that no institution can have majority of members. The Board of directors makes special care that the members of the Commissions express the cultural, linguistic and gender diversity of the member institutions of AmeliCA in Latin America and the Global South, having as the only condition a proven excellence Academic on the subject.

The coordinator must belong to an institution with accredited membership in AmeliCA. It is in charge of the management of the activities of the Commission, it presents the work plan and the annual management report, for which it has the collaboration of the participating members. The commissions present to the board of directors their management report and work plan during the month of March of each year. The commissions can adopt the structure of operation more in line with their objectives and functions, taking decisions by consensus, which are endorsed by the Board of Directors, as well as this resolves the disagreements.

En el período inicial de AmeliCA, el Consejo Directivo ha creado nueve Comisiones: Blog Ameli, Ciencia Abierta, Contenidos, Comunidad OJS: usuarios y desarrolladores, Investigación, Métricas Responsables, Modelo de Edición XML JATS, Profesionalización Editorial, y Propiedad Intelectual; en la convicción de que llevarán adelante los temas nodales que hacen a la gestión de los resultados del conocimiento en América Latina y el Sur Global.

Blog Ameli ▾
About the Blog Ameli
The Commission responsible for the Blog Ameli is composed of interested scholars and participants in the scientific editorial processes of the region, to them is added the valuable participation of a group of collaborators from their different perspectives and Expertise addresses the issues related to the communication of Science in Latin America and the Global South.
Members
Coordinators:
Claudio Amescua García
UNAM, Mexico
Biologist (UNAM) and Master in Ecology (UAEM, Mexico), from 2003 to date he is head of the Editorial section of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences of UNAM and executive Editor of the International Journal of Environmental Pollution. He is a member of the network of Directors and editors of academic and refereed journals at UNAM. He has lectured on scientific publication and taught courses and workshops on the subject in different institutions of higher education and Research in Mexico and Latin America.
Omar Gallardo
BUAP, United Kingdom
Executive Editor of IUS Journal (Mexico).
Permanent collaborators:
Arianna Becerril García
REDALYC-UAEM, Mexico
Semantic Web specialist, knowledge repositories and artificial intelligence, is the executive director of the network of scientific journals of Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal (REDALYC). He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and co-founder of the Mexican network of Institutional repositories (remeri). His academic and consultancy activities are based on the search for a communication of science in digital, sustainable and intelligent contexts.
Alejandro Uribe Tirado
UdeA, United Kingdom
Social Communicator-Journalist. He has a postgraduate degree in specialization and Master’s degree in the areas of electronic business, information Services management and educational informatics; He is also a PhD in librarianship and scientific documentation from the University of Granada (Spain). He serves as a professor at the Inter-American School of Librarianship at the University of Antioquia since 2002, and is currently coordinator of the research Group “information, Knowledge and society”, assigned to the Center for Research in Science of the Information – CICICINF – from the same institution.
Cecilia Rozemblum
UNLP, United Kingdom
She is director of Editorial management of periodicals of the Department of Editorial Management and dissemination of the Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences of the National University of La Plata, institution of which she is also a teacher in the postgraduate area. He specializes in librarianship, editorial management processes and open access.
Dominique Babini
CLACSO Argentina
Committed defender of the open access movement, mainly in the global South, is project coordinator, research and promotion of academic communications in open access in CLACSO . He is part of the Committee of Experts of the National System of digital repositories-MINCYT of Argentina and of the Advisory Committee of the Open Access publishing Cooperative Study of the Public Knowledge Project. He is also a UNESCO collaborator at UNESCO-Global Open Access Portal.
Eduardo Aguado López
REDALYC-UAEM, Mexico
Sociologist, professor-researcher at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the UAEM (Mexico), works on topics such as open access, visibility and social appropriation of science, quality of education, bibliometrics, and sociology of science. He is General manager and founder of REDALYC, a project that promotes free access to Latin American scientific knowledge, mainly social sciences and humanities. It belongs to the national system of researchers (SNI) of Mexico.
Fernanda Beigel
Spain
Socióloga y Doctora en Ciencias Políticas y Sociales. Investigadora Principal del Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET, Argentina), Profesora Titular Efectiva de la cátedra de Sociología Latinoamericana y Argentina en la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Premio Bernardo Houssay (2003), Premio Ensayos CLACSO (2004) categoría semisenior y Mención de Honor al Valor Científico (2017) del Senado de la Nación Argentina. Miembro del Comité Ejecutivo del RC08 de la International Sociological Association (ISA) e integrante de la Junta Calificadora de Méritos del CONICET. Dirige el Doctorado de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y el Programa de Investigaciones sobre Dependencia Académica en América Latina (UNCuyo-CONICET).
Fernando Ariel López
UMET, Argentina

Communication and support to research in the Center for Innovation of Workers (UMET in Argentina), Director of the Central Library of the Metropolitan University for Education and Work (UMET). Co-Founder and director of the online community learn 3C. He participates in research projects in IIGG-UBA, CITRATE, UMET and CAICYT-CONICET. In addition, it integrates the experts Committee of the National System of digital repositories (MINCYT, Argentina), electronic library of the MINCYT and RECIARIA (Network of information networks).

Degree in librarianship and information science with guidance in Information Technology (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina). He studied in libraries and Digital information Services (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain).

Gabriel Vélez Quartos
UdeA, United Kingdom
Researcher of the group networks and social actors in the line of social studies of the Science and knowledge society, attached to the National Program of Social Sciences, humanities and education of the National System of science, technology and innovation of Colciencias. Academic coordinator of the. Advisor of the National Program of CTI in Social sciences, humanities and education of Colciencias. Associate researcher of the SNCTI, Doctor of social and Political Sciences of the university Iberomericana.
Guillermo Banzato
UNLP, United Kingdom
He is the Secretary of Editorial Management and dissemination of the Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences of the National University of La Plata, institution of which he is a teacher. He is also a researcher affiliated with the center of Argentine and American history, of the Institute of Research in Humanities and social sciences of the UNLP-CONICET and vice-president of the Argentine Association of Economic History. He is director of the incentive projects “advances of the open access movement to scientific knowledge. Policies, practices and manifestations in the field of Argentine national universities. “
Remedios Melero
CSIC, Spain
PhD in Chemical Sciences, University of Valencia. He works at the Institute of Agrochemical and Food Technology of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) as scientific titular and is editor of the journal Food Science and Technology International. Vice-President of the European Association of Science editors until the year 2012. She teaches at the master of Digital documentation taught by Pompeu Fabra University and a member of the Scientific Committee of REDALYC and SciELO España. She is a member of the Open Access Science Working Group for the study of open access journals, repositories and institutional policies. He has participated in Inguaran European NECOBELAC for the dissemination and creation of networks around scientific publication and open access to science, between Latin America and Europe.
Saray Córdoba González
LATINDEX, Costa Rica
Specialist in librarianship, information science and scientific communication. He has been a central figure in strengthening Costa Rica’s library system and consolidating various regional open access systems. He currently coordinates the LATINDEX project of the vice-rector of research of his university.
Wilson López López
PUJ, United Kingdom
Psychology specialist and promoter of the Latin American ecosystem of open access, has an academic trajectory with collaborations in more than 20 Ibero-American universities. Among the international awards he has received is the recognition “scientific research in Psychology” in the National prizes of psychology, awarded by the Colombian College of psychologists; and the biennial research prize Javeriana 2015 for the best research work, from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
How to participate
To participate as a guest author on the Ameli Blog, send to email ameli.conocimientoabierto@gmail.com A summary of your CV and major academic and/or practical contributions in the field of open access, evaluation of science etc. The participation in the blog Ameli is subject to the evaluation of the coordinators.
Open Science ▾
About the Open Science
In the context of the opening movement (Openness), which encompasses different areas of social life, from this commission we take care to promote the actions of AmeliCA so that the results of the research reach the whole society, encouraging the Researchers and publishers to make available the research data, we promote different tools that allow the reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the investigations. We also support a multidisciplinary dialogue to integrate the different actors of the research process.
Members
Coordinator:
Fernando Ariel López
UMET, Argentina

Communication and support to research in the Center for Innovation of Workers (UMET in Argentina), Director of the Central Library of the Metropolitan University for Education and Work (UMET). Co-Founder and director of the online community learn 3C. He participates in research projects in IIGG-UBA, CITRATE, UMET and CAICYT-CONICET. In addition, it integrates the experts Committee of the National System of digital repositories (MINCYT, Argentina), electronic library of the MINCYT and RECIARIA (Network of information networks).

Degree in librarianship and information science with guidance in Information Technology (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina). He studied in libraries and Digital information Services (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain).

Collaborators:
Martín Tena Espinoza de los Monteros
UdeG, United Kingdom
Master’s degree in librarianship and information science (ITESM, Mexico). Student of the doctoral program in training in the knowledge society by the University of Salamanca (Spain). Scholar of the improvement and Academic Training Unit of the University of Guadalajara (Mexico). Professor and head of the public services area in the coordination of libraries for the library network of the University of Guadalajara (Mexico).
Comunidad OJS: usuarios y desarrolladores ▾
Acerca de Comunidad OJS: Usuarios y Desarrolladores
Comunidad OJS: Usuarios y Desarrolladores es un espacio de colaboración entre actores interesados en la construcción de entornos y tecnologías sustentables, colaborativos y de uso público, que permitan una circulación libre del conocimiento científico y de la cultura. Este es el eje a partir del cual AmeliCA busca facilitar el proceso por el cual las revistas del sur global puedan aprovechar al máximo las ventajas y los beneficios que ofrece el sistema OJS, logrando así no sólo consolidar su uso en la región, sino asegurar su crecimiento de acuerdo con las necesidades específicas de las revistas del sur.
Members
Coordinator:
Joel Torres
eScire, México
Specialist in the development of technological solutions for knowledge and research generating entities. He specializes in the construction and promotion of free software and open access that allows the digital preservation of academic and cultural contents.
▾ Contents
About content
Contents is the axis of AmeliCA from which it is promoted the greater visibility of the contents generated in the global South, mainly of the social sciences and the humanities. The commission of contents of AmeliCA has as purpose to articulate and visualize collections and contents of books and scientific journals of the Global South, having as principles the diversity and the social appropriation of the knowledge.
Members
Coordinators:
Eduardo Aguado López
REDALYC-UAEM, Mexico
Sociologist, professor-researcher at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the UAEM (Mexico), works on topics such as open access, visibility and social appropriation of science, quality of education, bibliometrics, and sociology of science. He is General manager and founder of REDALYC, a project that promotes free access to Latin American scientific knowledge, mainly social sciences and humanities. It belongs to the national system of researchers (SNI) of Mexico.
Carolina De Volder
UBA, Argentina
Coordinator of the Documentation and Information centre of the Gino Germani Research Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences, UBA. Teacher of different courses on information search at the School of Teacher Training (CePA), GCBA. Editor of the E-LIS repository for Argentina. Editor of the journal Biblios. Member of the Committee of Experts in Digital repositories (SNRD), Ministry of Science and Technology. Degree in librarianship and documentation (Faculty of Humanities, National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina).
▾ Research
About research
AmeliCA proposes to articulate a critical categorical framework for open access and academic publication, to resignify the fight against dependence, to rescue the importance of the local and to redevelop the problem of the rankings. This Commission intends to identify the current Ibero-American and Global South research projects, disseminate their results and ideas, enhance their linkage networks and raise awareness of what is being investigated. In addition, AmeliCA, through this commission, is offered as an instance of coordination to generate new international research projects.
Members
Coordinator:
Fernanda Beigel
UNCUYO, Argentina
Socióloga y Doctora en Ciencias Políticas y Sociales. Investigadora Principal del Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET, Argentina), Profesora Titular Efectiva de la cátedra de Sociología Latinoamericana y Argentina en la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Premio Bernardo Houssay (2003), Premio Ensayos CLACSO (2004) categoría semisenior y Mención de Honor al Valor Científico (2017) del Senado de la Nación Argentina. Miembro del Comité Ejecutivo del RC08 de la International Sociological Association (ISA) e integrante de la Junta Calificadora de Méritos del CONICET. Dirige el Doctorado de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y el Programa de Investigaciones sobre Dependencia Académica en América Latina (UNCuyo-CONICET).
Responsible Metrics ▾
About the Responsible Metrics
After a stage in which the impact Factor and the H-index were the only instruments to measure scientific activity, criticism of its use and results have been overwhelming. At the same time, new databases and new systems made it possible to study large masses of information that allow to measure a much greater amount of variables that express the scientific activity. In this committee, we jointly use the databases of AmeliCA and REDALYC to offer researchers, publishers and the general public information on different aspects of scientific production, as REDALYC does with the co-authorship and Indices of internationalization and of Editorial effort, to which we add others that allow us to think for what we measure, to explore the interdisciplinarity, to improve our databases, and to understand the dynamics of the formation of communities.
Members
Coordinator:
Gabriel Vélez Quartos
UdeA, United Kingdom
Researcher of the group networks and social actors in the line of social studies of the Science and knowledge society, attached to the National Program of Social Sciences, humanities and education of the National System of science, technology and innovation of Colciencias. Academic coordinator of the. Advisor of the National Program of CTI in Social sciences, humanities and education of Colciencias. Associate researcher of the SNCTI, Doctor of social and Political Sciences of the university Iberomericana.
Collaborators:
Alejandro Uribe Tirado
UdeA, United Kingdom
Social Communicator-Journalist. He has a postgraduate degree in specialization and Master’s degree in the areas of electronic business, information Services management and educational informatics; He is also a PhD in librarianship and scientific documentation from the University of Granada (Spain). He serves as a professor at the Inter-American School of Librarianship at the University of Antioquia since 2002, and is currently coordinator of the research Group “information, Knowledge and society”, assigned to the Center for Research in Science of the Information – CICICINF – from the same institution.
Diego Restrepo Quintero
UdeA, United Kingdom
Professor at the Institute of Physics of the University of Antioquia. Senior researcher in the National System of science, technology and innovation. Visiting professor of multiple universities and research centers in Europe and Latin America. His doctorate, Master’s and undergraduate degree are in physics. Director of phenomenology Group of fundamental interactions. Its areas of activity are in the field of high energy physics and dark matter and studies of scientific production.
César Orlando Pallares Delgado
UdeA, United Kingdom
Economist (University of Antioquia) and master in Social studies of Science and Technology (University of Salamanca). He has more than five years of experience in the design of public policy of science and technology, analysis of scientometric indicators, and studies on science and technology. He is currently in charge of the production of official statistics on research at the University of Antioquia.
Jaider Ochoa Gutiérrez
UdeA, United Kingdom
Professor at the Inter-American School of Librarianship. Researcher of the group information, knowledge and society. Member of the Scientific Committee of BIREME/PAHO. His lines of research are associated with studies on science, Technology and society, knowledge management and strategic intelligence. Expert in construction of information systems and KDD. Librarian of the University of Antioquia with Master’s degree in science, technology and innovation management.
Huber Fernando Gómez Molina
UdeA, United Kingdom
Librarian of the University of Antioquia with specialization in technological management. 8 years of experience in issues related to technological surveillance, contributing to the construction of the monitoring process of the Pontifical Bolivarian University, the strategy of the EPM Foundation. Now he serves as head of services to the public of the library system of the University of Antioquia in the investigative part is linked at the beginning of this year actively to the research group on measurement and impact of science, for the University of Antioquia.
JATS ▾ XML Editing model
About JATS XML editing model
JATS XML editing model on the axis from which AmeliCA seeks to provide the best technology for the digital publication of current journals and overcome the vicious circle: journals do not have the latest technology, therefore, cannot be indexed; In turn, because they are not indexed, they cannot have the latest technology. AmeliCA and its aggregate reading values consolidate and give visibility to the scientific production of LAC and the global South. To all open access journals and without ‘ APC ‘, the technology for the digital publication of the Future: AmeliCA, the integration for the global conversation of non-subordinated science.
Members
Coordinators:
Fernando Rodríguez Contreras
REDALYC-UAEM, Mexico
Specialist in editorial management processes and digital publishing technologies. Currently coordinates the XML-JATS markup project for indexed journals in REDALYC.
Eliana Guzmán Useche
ULA, Venezuela
He is part of the research body of REDALYC and participates in the project of adoption of the XML-JATS language of the journals indexed by REDALYC. He is a specialist in editorial management processes, open access and digital environments of scientific communication. He currently holds a PhD in Mexico with a line in education and communication of Latin American science.
Professionalization Editorial ▾
About Editorial professionalization
The Editorial professionalization Commission is in charge of advising on the interdisciplinary constitution of the editorial teams, the definition of workflows, the procedures for the inclusion and indexing of scientific journals, the discussion and dissemination Of the editorial parameters that are part of the evaluation processes of the databases, among other aspects.
Members
Coordinator:
Cecilia Rozemblum
UNLP, United Kingdom
She is director of Editorial management of periodicals of the Department of Editorial Management and dissemination of the Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences of the National University of La Plata, institution of which she is also a teacher in the postgraduate area. He specializes in librarianship, editorial management processes and open access.
Intellectual Property ▾
About the Intellectual Property
The management of authors ‘ and editors ‘ rights is one of the key issues in communicating the results of scientific research. In this committee we advise, study and discuss the laws of Intellectual Property , the copyright and reuse of published works, the different alternatives offered by Creative Commons licenses, the importance of the Declaration of Mexico, the institutional policies that affect open access, repositories, AutoArchive, and web proposals for authors to find the best journals to publish in Open.
Members
Coordinator:
Remedios Melero
CSIC, Spain
PhD in Chemical Sciences, University of Valencia. He works at the Institute of Agrochemical and Food Technology of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) as scientific titular and is editor of the journal Food Science and Technology International. Vice-President of the European Association of Science editors until the year 2012. She teaches at the master of Digital documentation taught by Pompeu Fabra University and a member of the Scientific Committee of REDALYC and SciELO España. She is a member of the Open Access Science Working Group for the study of open access journals, repositories and institutional policies. He has participated in the European project NECOBELAC for the dissemination and creation of networks around scientific publication and open access to science, between Latin America and Europe.