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Ethics, human rights and violence in Chihuahua’s digital journalism: Evidence from a media observatory

We start this year with the publication of the results from an observation of digital news outlets regarding their treatment of news related to #violence in the State of #Chihuahua. Collaboration among Drs. Armando Villanueva, Fidel Gonzalez-Quiñones, Aixchel Cordero & Jorge Alan Flores

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Worldwide inequality in access to full text scientific articles: the example of ophthalmology

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We invite you to check the result of a large international collaboration effort to examine the inequality regarding access to ophthalmology research around the world, published  in PeerJ.com


Abstract: The problem of access to medical information, particularly in low-income countries, has been under discussion for many years. Although a number of developments have occurred in the last decade (e.g., the open access (OA) movement and the website Sci-Hub), everyone agrees that these difficulties still persist very widely, mainly due to the fact that paywalls still limit access to approximately 75% of scholarly documents. In this study, we compare the accessibility of recent full text articles in the field of ophthalmology in 27 established institutions located worldwide.

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Recommended reference: Boudry C, Alvarez-Muñoz P, Arencibia-Jorge R, Ayena D, Brouwer NJ, Chaudhuri Z, Chawner B, Epee E, Erraïs K, Fotouhi A, Gharaibeh AM, Hassanein DH, Herwig-Carl MC, Howard K, Kaimbo Wa Kaimbo D, Laughrea P, Lopez FA, Machin-Mastromatteo JD, Malerbi FK, Ndiaye PA, Noor NA, Pacheco-Mendoza J, Papastefanou VP, Shah M, Shields CL, Wang YX, Yartsev V, Mouriaux F. (2019). Worldwide inequality in access to full text scientific articles: the example of  ophthalmology. PeerJ, 7, e7850. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.7850

PeerJ #Ophthalmology #EthicalIssues #LegalIssues #SciencePolicy

Editorial board, The journal of Academic Librarianship

I was included on the editorial board of the international journal The Journal of Academic Librarianship, published by Elsevier.


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Developing Latin America 5th anniversary

I wanted to share this with you in a special post. In 2015 we had the desire of making Latin America’s issues more present in one of the most important and long-lasting international Library and Information Science journals: Information Development. This regular series, supported by its editor and colleagues in the editorial board just turned five years with its 24th article, published yesterday. I want to thank all readers and my coauthors (alphabetical): Dominique BabiniMtro CortésRene-Manuel DelgadoIram EvangelistaThelma GarcíaFidel Gonzalez-QuiñonesRenny GrandaJesus LauBasilio A. Martínez-VillaEduardo Medina YllescasErbey Mendoza NegreteSaul M EquihuaMaria PintoMarie Romero Waldon, José R. Romo, Gloria Ruiz, Javier TarangoMyrna Li & Alejandro Uribe Tirado. Special thanks to IDV’s editor Stephen Parker, as well as Paul Sturges and Ian Johnson who supported this idea from the start. Cheers to all of you!

 

You can check Developing Latin America at http://bit.ly/DLA15-19 and half of the articles are in open access (E-LIS/SSRN), soon I’ll catch up adding them all!

 

2019’s Latin American Triple-A journals

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Bon appétit!

On media censorship, freedom of expression and the risks of journalism in Mexico

We published ‘On media censorship, freedom of expression and the risks of journalism in Mexico’, first issue of a subseries about this topic, which will treat with it from various countries.


Participatory Action Research

We had the privilege of writing the entry about Participatory Action Research for The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy, published by Wiley-Blackwell


Abstract: This entry provides an introduction to participatory action research as a research methodology that consists in the implementation of actions by a researcher to study the practices, habits, activities, or behaviors of participants and support them in achieving a state of improvement through their reflection and active engagement. It discusses its characteristics, epistemology and ontology, components, advantages, difficulties, and common criticisms. It also describes the relationship and basic insights that are necessary to apply such a participatory methodology to educational contexts as well as to develop media literacy initiatives.

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