Bioline International - Open Access to Scientific Literature from Developing Countries

Details of the organization
Bioline International
International
International organizations

Information about the project
Bioline International - Open Access to Scientific Literature from Developing Countries
Bioline International (BI) is an electronic publishing service committed to providing open access to quality scientific research generated in developing countries. The primary goal of BI is to improve the accessibility, visibility and research impact of research published in developing countries. With peer-reviewed journals from Brazil, India, Malaysia, Turkey, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria and more, BI provides a unique free service by making bioscience information generated in these countries available to the international research community. Open access to scientific information from developing countries is reducing the South to North knowledge gap that is crucial to a global understanding of health (tropical medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, emerging new diseases), biodiversity, the environment, food and nutritional security and international development. In addition, the sharing of scientific knowledge opens the way to the formation of research partnerships and shared grant applications, which, in time, will strengthen local capacity for research. See also: Bioline Publications: How its evolution has mirrored the growth of the Internet https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/handle/1807/71 Bioline International and the Journal of Post-graudate Medicine: A collaborative approach to open access publishing https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/handle/1807/2759
International implementation
Ongoing from 01/01/1993
Centro de Referência em Informação Ambiental (CRIA), Brazil http://www.cria.org.br Electronic Publishing Trust for Development http://www.epublishingtrust.org/ Department of Social Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca University of Toronto Library http://www.library.utoronto.ca WSIS Civil Society Working Group – Scientific Information http://www.wsis-si.org/

WSIS information
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* International and regional cooperation
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
  • Publication
  • Training initiative
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No