The I SciELO Network Regional Meeting will be held on 3 October 2002, in Valparaiso, Chile, as a part of the International Conference on Scientific Electronic Publishing in Developing Countries (ICSEP).

SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online is a model for cooperative electronic publishing of scientific journals on the Internet, especially conceived to meet the scientific communication needs of developing countries, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides an efficient way to assure universal visibility and accessibility to their scientific literature, including integrated procedures for the measurement of usage and impact of scientific journals.

SciELO sites are being developed in Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Spain and also in thematic areas such as Public Health (

The Meeting aims to gather representatives of the network of SciELO sites and all interested parties to discuss the role of SciELO methodology as model for electronic publication of scientific communication in the developing countries, presenting aspects of its current and future implementation, among other subjects related to the evaluation of the scientific output of these countries.

The participation is open to all ICSEP participants. The official language of the meeting is Spanish.

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