The dark side of Open Access in Google and Google Scholar: the case of Latin-American repositories – Enrique Orduña-Malea, Emilio Delgado Lopez-Cozar

« Since repositories are a key tool in making scholarly knowledge open access, determining their presence and impact on the Web is essential, particularly in Google (search engine par excellence) and Google Scholar (a tool increasingly used by researchers to search for academic information). The few studies conducted so far have been limited to very specific geographic areas (USA), which makes it necessary to find out what is happening in other regions that are not part of mainstream academia, and where repositories play a decisive role in the visibility of scholarly production (…) »