SciELO Announces Open Access eBook Collection From Brazil

Sue Polanka | No Shelf Required | March 15, 2013

Last Fall, I wrote about the SciELO ebook collection for Open Access Week. I just received this official press release announcing the collection of 300 open access ebooks from Brazil. The press release is also available in Espanol and Portugues.

SÃO PAULO, March 2013 – SciELO, a major indexer and publisher of Open Access online journals, announces SciELO Books (, a collection of quality peer-reviewed Open Access and commercial ebooks in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Public Health from selected university presses and other academic publishers in Brazil. The scope of the collection will progressively broaden as university presses and academic publishers from other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean join.

Currently there are over 300 ebooks available for download and this number is expected to grow by more than 500 titles per year. [...]