Latin American academic edition. Cartography

Project: Research Project

Project Details


The project Latin American Academic Publishing: A Mapping has three objectives: 1. To recognize the production of academic books with the information contained in ISBNs of national registration agencies in Latin America. 2. From the achievement and standardization of this information: to characterize and analyze the whole of Latin American academic production according to languages, places of production, subjects, formats (printed/digital) and by publishing sector (university, institutional and private). Whenever possible, aspects such as open access, co-publications, typology of works will be analyzed according to authorship (monauthor/poly author) and type of content (text, dissemination and research). 3. Thus, the project will identify the publishers that publish academic books in Latin America, counting on information, until now unpublished, that will give rise to comparisons country by country, sector by sector, subject by subject, thus consolidating a cartography of Latin American academic publishing. The methodology for analyzing data on the set of records from the various ISBN databases in the region over the last five years will be used. The expected products are: 1. 2. An analytical, interactive map expressing the results of the research country by country. 3. Three articles in scientific journals of international scope. The results, thus conceived, will be an essential input for the work of bibliographic registration agencies, academic evaluation authorities in the region, multilateral knowledge management organizations, university directors and publishers. We hope that the results will be consolidated as a corpus from which other research on academic book publishing in the countries of the region will be carried out in the future. They will also be a tool for the defense of Spanish and Portuguese as scientific languages on a global scale.


Editorial production, Latin America, books, academic and university publishers
Effective start/end date2/1/213/31/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Main Funding Source

  • Competitive Funds
  • Seed Capital


  • Bogotá D.C.


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