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BiblioNoticias No. 86, September 1996

Editor: Ann Hartness

Science and Technology in Latin America: Current Periodicals*

Compiled by Craig Schroer

The following periodicals about science and technology in Latin America typically fall into one of two categories -- general interest science publications for the layperson, and technical journals for the specialist. The greatest number of science periodicals held by the Benson Latin American Collection are from Brazil and Mexico, but other countries are also represented. Information such as frequency of publication, the language(s) used, and indexing has been included when available. Beginning dates of publication are given when known.

* This bibliography is based in part on Biblionoticias no. 17:
"Science and Technology: Latin American Periodicals" (1982), compiled by Carol Russell.


Central America and the Caribbean

Ciencia y tecnología: revista centroamericana de ciencia y tecnología. San José: Programa Centroamericano de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico, CSUCA, 1979-. Semiannual. Spanish.
Articles on ecology, the future, development applications of science and technology, and listings of meetings.
Q 4 C4456 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Juventud técnica: revista mensual científico-técnica popular de la juventud cubana. La Habana: Editora Abril de la UJC, 1965-. Spanish.
Popular science and technology for young readers.
T 24 J885 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Tecnología en marcha. Cartago, Costa Rica: Editorial Tecnológica de Costa Rica, 19??-.
Quarterly. Articles are in Spanish with both Spanish and English abstracts.
Fairly technical coverage of a wide variety of science topics.
T 4 T426 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Argentina

Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales. Anales. Buenos Aires: 19??-. Spanish.
Text of papers presented to meetings of the Academia Nacional, covering a wide area of scientific inquiry; typically of a technical nature.
G506 AC12BA LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Boletín de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias. Córdoba: 1874-. Articles in Spanish or English with abstracts in both languages.
Original research on a wide variety of scientific topics. Oriented toward the specialist.
G506 AC12CB LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Revista de la Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto. Río Cuarto, Argentina: 1981. Spanish with Spanish and English abstracts.
A journal of the natural sciences.
Q 33 R55 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Brazil

Academia Brasileira de Ciências. Anais. Rio de Janeiro: 1941-.
Articles primarily in English or Portuguese; occasionally in Spanish or French. Indexed in a variety of sources listed on the front cover, including Index Medicus (Medline). Publishes original research on a very wide range of topics.
G506 AC125 LAC -- Current issues in Periodicals Reading Area; others in Benson Collection stacks

Acta amazônica. Manaus: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, 1971-. Articles in Portuguese, Spanish or English.
Original research papers on a broad range of scientific topics.
Q 33 A24 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks
Q 33 A28 Life Science Library

Cadernos de ciência. Brasília: Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos, 1987-. Portuguese.
A ³light² science magazine containing many opinion pieces and articles of interest to the layperson.
Q 225 C33 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Ciência e cultura. São Paulo: Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso de Ciência, 1948-. Quarterly. Portuguese, English, or Spanish.
Publishes original research on a wide array of scientific issues as well as opinions on philosophical and political issues affecting science. Publishes an annual supplement, Resumos (Q/33/S622/LAC) with abstracts of papers from the annual meeting of the Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência.
G505 C4873 LAC -- Current issues in Periodicals Reading Area; others in Benson Collection stacks

Ciência hoje das crianças. Rio de Janeiro: Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência, 1988-. Bimonthly. Portuguese.
An engaging, extensively illustrated science magazine for young people.
Q 163 C5452 LAC-JP

Ciência hoje: revista de divulgação científica da Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência. Rio de Janeiro: 1982-. Monthly. Portuguese.
A glossy, general interest science magazine, with lots of pictures, advertisements, and an index to all articles published in the various issues of the current volume.
Q 33 C536 LAC -- Current issues in Periodicals Reading Area; others in Benson Collection stacks

Informativo IBICT Brasília, DF: Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia, 19??-. Bimonthly. Portuguese.
A newsletter covering current projects, notices of conferences, advertisements and book reviews.
-Q- Q 223 I5464 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Naturalia. São José do Rio Preto, SP: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas 1975-. Annual. Articles primarily in Portuguese or English; abstracts in both languages.
Indexed in a wide variety of sources which are listed within the first pages of each issue (e.g., Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature). Publishes original research in the natural sciences (i.e., zoology, botany, biology).
Q 4 N388 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de História da Ciência. São Paulo: 1985-. Semiannual. Portuguese.
Scholarly articles on the history of science with a focus on Brazil.
Q 124.6 R46 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Revista de ciência & tecnologia. Piracicaba, SP: Editora UNIMEP, 1991-. Semiannual. Articles in both Portuguese and English.
The title of this periodical is descriptive of its contents. It is indexed by a number of services which are listed in the front pages of each issue.
Q 33 R53 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Semina: revista cultural e científica da Universidade Estadual de Londrina. Londrina: 1978-. Quarterly. Portuguese.
A publication of research studies by professors at the Universidade Estadual de Londrina.
AS 80 U554 A23 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência. Reunião. Anais (comunicações). Porto Alegre: 1990-. Portuguese.
Abstracts of research papers in a wide variety of scientific and technical disciplines presented at the annual meeting of the SBPC.
Q 33 S622 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Chile

Panorama científico. Santiago de Chile: Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica, 1984-. Spanish.
A publication of the Fondo Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica which lists researchers throughout Chile and their projects. It also includes much information about institutional or governmental funding or opportunity for scientific endeavor in Chile.
Q 33 S46 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Colombia

Carta de Colciencias. Bogotá: Colciencias, 197?-. Monthly. Spanish.
A newsletter detailing activities and scientific news of note from the Instituto Colombiano para el Desarrollo de la Ciencia y la Tecnología.
Q 180 C67 C37 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Colombia, ciencia y tecnología. Bogotá: Colciencias, 1983-. Spanish.
A general interest science magazine which includes editorials, articles and a children¹s section in each issue.
Q 33 C537 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Scientia et technica. Pereira, Colombia: Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, 1995-. Spanish
Articles oriented toward physics, engineering, mathematics and applications of technology.
Q 4 S43 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Ecuador

Politécnica; revista de información técnico-científica. Quito: 1967-. Articles in Spanish or English.
Publishes original papers on a wide variety of science topics.
T 4 P465 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Mexico

Acta científica potosina. San Luis Potosí: Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí. 1957-. Semiannual. Spanish.
Covers a wide variety of topics while focusing on researchers working in Mexico, particularly those at the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí.
G506 AC81 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Boletín de la Academia de la Investigación Científica. México, DF: 199?-. Bimonthly. Spanish.
A wide ranging scientific publication featuring original research, philosophical articles, notices of meetings and miscellaneous information pertaining to the sciences.
Q 180 M6 B64 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Carta informativa de la Academia de la Investigación Científica. México, DF: 1996-. Spanish.
A newsletter about scientific research in Mexico.
Q 180 M6 C37 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Ciencia ergo sum: revista de ciencia, tecnología y humanismo de la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. Toluca: Coordinación General de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados, 1994-. Semiannual. Spanish.
Covers the whole range of sciences; social, health, earth, natural, physical, and applied.
-Q- Q 4 C4237 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Ciencia y desarrollo. México, DF: Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, CONACYT, 1975-. Bimonthly. Spanish.
Features astronomy and science fiction sections as well as book reviews and listings of scientific meetings.
T 4 C446 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Ciencias. México, DF: Grupo de Difusión de la Ciencia del Departamento de Fⅆsica, UNAM, 198?-. Trimestral. Spanish.
A general interest science magazine aimed at a lay readership.
Q 23 C54 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Información científica y tecnológica. México, DF: Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, 1979-. Monthly. Spanish.
A glossy science magazine, geared to appeal to a wide audience through easy-to-read articles on topics of general interest.
Q 23 C53 LAC -- Current issues in Periodicals Reading Area; others in Benson Collection stacks

Quipu: revista latinoamericana de historia de las ciencias y la tecnología. México, DF: 1984-. Articles in Spanish with English abstracts.
Focuses on the history of science and technology in Latin America. Indexed in a number of periodical indexes, including Historical Abstracts, and America: History and Life.
Q 127 L3 Q568 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Revista del Centro de Investigación. México, DF: 199?-. Annual. Published in Spanish, with both Spanish and English abstracts of articles.
Features publications by faculty members of the Universidad La Salle, where this journal is published. Covers a wide range of disciplines ranging from art and cultural studies to engineering and ecology.
AS 63 A1 R488 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Revista Unidad Chontalpa. Cunduacán: Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco, 1992-. Spanish.
A publication covering science, technology, culture and sports.
Q 4 R58 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Tiempos de ciencia: revista de difusión científica. Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara, 1985-. Quarterly. Spanish.
Primarily a publishing organ of the Universidad de Guadalajara, although it includes selected articles from researchers outside of the university. Coverage ranges from physics to social science.
Q 23 T535 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Venezuela

Acta científica venezolana. Caracas: Asociación Venezolana para el Avance de la Ciencia, 1950-. Spanish, English, and Portuguese with English abstracts.
A multidisciplinary science journal publishing original research, editorials, book reviews, and announcements of projects, positions, and conferences.
G505 AC81 LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Boletín de la Academia de Ciencias Físicas, Matemáticas y Naturales. Caracas: 1934-. Quarterly. Spanish.
Contains formal, sometimes lengthy articles and conference papers disseminating original research.
G506 AC123B LAC -- Benson Collection stacks

Interciencia: una revista de ciencia y tecnología de América. Caracas: Asociación Interciencia, 1976-. Bimonthly. Articles primarily in Spanish or English; occasionally in Portuguese.
The mission of the Asociación Interciencia, which publishes this journal, is to ³unite the scientific communities of the Americas and enable them to aid more effectively the development of the nations and the welfare of their people.² Consequently, many of the articles deal with developmental topics (e.g., pollution, agriculture, disease).
Q 4 I617 LAC -- Current issues in Periodicals Reading Area; others in Benson Collection stacks


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