30 Cubanske medicinske tidskrifter har iflg. denne artikel (Open Access Journals: Knowledge and Attitudes among Cuban Health Researchers) været publiceret efter open access lignende principper siden midten af 90’erne, men kendskabet til begrebet er begrænset blandt kernebrugerne. Fra abstract: “A descriptive, cross-sectional study is presented whose objective was to determine the level of knowledge about and the attitudes toward open access journals among Cuban health researchers…”
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“In Cuba, the health sector was the first to adopt free software and open access to content in order to facilitate equitable and extensive access to electronic information. One of the first measures to increase access to this type of information was the creation of electronic versions of every Cuban medical journal. At present, the publishers Editorial de Ciencias Médicas produces 30 scientific journals, while some health institutions publish their own journals. All of them are available in electronic format and, since 1994, access to them has been free and unrestricted for the Cuban and international medical and scientific communities. The editing costs of these publications are being fully met by the Editorial de Ciencias Médicas and the Ministry of Public Health.
However, to date, Cuban medical journals have not been known or publicized as open access journals. “
(Via Open Access News)