OPEN ACCES WEEK. REDIFINING IMPACT. October 21-27,2013. Everywhere


Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

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García, Carme; Ruiz, Laura; Puigvert, Lídia; Rue, Lourdes. (2009). Hipatia de Alejandría. Un equipo plural de científicas desvela la verdad sobre la primera mujer de ciencia. Barcelona: Hipatia Editorial.

Hipatia was the first woman who was devoted to the study of mathematics documented by history. It has been regarded as the best mathematician in the Greco-Roman world and she has passed into history as a symbol of knowledge and dedication to science and thought.

There are many good studies of Hipatia from the historical point of view. We believe that we had to go beyond the present state of the art, publishing a research that had been drawn from different scientific fields that affect the personal and intellectual life of Hipatia. This team of four authors meets that condition and all have experience of international scientific research.

Their professional dedication to the university and scientific research is combined and enriched with a focus from women that we also consider very necessary in the study of this great woman. An editorial that from its beginning took the name of Hipatia and is dedicated to publishing research of the first level of the international scientific community have to encourage these authors to publish their work.

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Flecha, Ramon; Gómez, Jesús. (1995). Racismo, no gracias. Ni moderno, ni postmoderno. Barcelona: Hipatia Editorial.ISBN: 84-7976-012-5

A new wave of racism is occurring across the globe. Based on the ethnocentrism of traditional modernity, as well as on the anti-modernism and relativism basis, the authors distinguish two types of racism: modern racism, based on the inferiority of races, and postmodern racism, based on the different ethnicities and cultures. Alternatively, this book offers a dialogue drawing on the critical current of the communicative perspective, focusing on the defense of the equality of differences, and the shared areas of the radicalization of democracy.

Freire, Paulo (1997). A la sombra de este árbol. Barcelona: Hipatia Editorial. ISBN: 84-7976-013-3.


The world’s leading author on education, reflected in the pages of this book the hottest topics of the social sciences (dialogue, transformation, overcoming fatalism, reflexivity) in continuity with all his previous works, but also a new perspective that addresses to the current challenges of neoliberalism and postmodernism. In the introduction, his friend Ramon Flecha highlights the relevance of this work for the XXI century education. An essential read.

Beck, Ulrich. (1998). Políticas ecológicas en la edad del riesgo. Barcelona: Hipatia Editorial. ISBN: 84-7976-018-4

Do we depend on experts, also of counter-experts, or do we recover, through experienced the dangers, elaborated on the cultural level, the ability for our own judgment? Is there no way to counter the crisis of everyday life under the civilization of risk? This is an analysis where progress has made possible that further destruction have only a minor cause. His proposal: Replace organized irresponsibility of for the democratic accountability.

Ferrada, Dona. (2001). Currículum Crítico Comunicativo. Barcelona: Hipatia Editorial. ISBN: 84-7976-024-9

There are many good materials that allow us to provide guidance and educational curriculum based on the theories of the industrial society. For example, materials that are based on the constructivist or the ones base don the Frankfurt School. However, the one brought by Dona Ferrada now develops new critical orientations that are inspired by current social sciences. These, in turn, are already signs communicative or dialogic in the informational societies in the XXI century.

Puigvert, Lídia (2001). Las otras mujeres. Barcelona: Hipatia Editorial. ISBN: 84-7976-021-4

Drawing on the scientific development of dialogical feminism, Lidia Puigvert raises the need for open spaces for the participation of the other women, who until now have not had a voice even in feminism. Egalitarian dialogue, solidarity, sense-making and equality of the differences are some of the assumptions that the new feminism starts to reach personal and social transformation. Essential.

Beck-Gernsheim, Elisabeth; Butler, Judit; Puigvert, Lídia. (2001). Mujeres y transformaciones sociales. Barcelona: Hipatia. ISBN: 84-7976-022-2

This book raises the current debate on women and social change through the latest developments in the work of Judith Butler and their recent approach to a more dialogical approach. Lídia Puigvert makes a key contribution to dialogic feminism, which incorporates the voices of all women. The book also incorporates the work of Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim on the immigrant women.

Chomsky, Noam. (2001). Perspectivas sobre el poder. Barcelona: Hipatia Editorial. ISBN: 84-7976-025-7

Chomsky developed in this book its incisive efforts to denounce the role of great powers (especially in the U.S.) as configurations of what he called “New World Order” that hides the interests of the privileged classes. In this sense, he reports the contribution of the intellectuals and the media to conceal the atrocities carried out with Western support in East Timor, Palestine and Latin America. It also includes two very illuminating chapters on the relationship between language and science since the first scientific revolution to the present days.

Touraine, Alain; Wieviorka, Michael; Flecha, Ramon. (2004). Conocimiento e identidad. Voces de grupos culturales en la investigación social. Barcelona: Hipatia Editorial. ISBN: 84-7976-029-X

This book raises the need to incorporate the voices of cultural groups in the social research. The authors place the general framework of the theme in relation to the political treatment of the cultural identities, multicultural research analysis and study of the relations between women and multiculturalism. Then, different authors cover topics such as the new professional profiles for ethnic minorities in the knowledge society, the role of Roma women in the twenty-first century or the equality of differences from the Arab woman.