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Comparative analysis of public policies in open access models in Latin America. Brazil and Argentina cases

International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education201512:12010015

  • Received: 15 September 2013
  • Accepted: 15 February 2014
  • Published:


This article presents public policies for open access models in Argentina and Brazil, two countries that have pioneered the subject in Latin America. The methodology used is comparative documentation, whereby the legal and political frameworks of open access systems are contrasted, paying special attention to the education, science, culture and government sectors. The main conclusion is that, in spite of technological and legal difficulties, public policies provide accessible information and quality knowledge.


  • policies
  • models
  • open access
  • knowledge