This is the main page for the Journal of Bolivian Studies. The Opentext Journal of Bolivian Studies (OCE) is dedicated to research related to Bolivia and to its diaspora (Bolivians abroad). Opentext or OCE (open collaborative editing) refers to the system provided by, for example, wikimedia - the software behind this page, whereby contributions from anywhere in the internet world can be added directly to the journal. However unlike "Wikipedia" only articles which have passed peer review are considered "published". This does not imply that other articles are less "worthy" or useful - but that the precautionary caveat lector should be even more rigorously applied. Minkapedia means (from the word roots minka: Quechua - working together, pedia: Greek - education) collaborative learning / education (rather than a type of encyclopedia).

Click here for an index of articles in the overall category Journal of Bolivian Studies. This is to be found on page If you create a new page / new article be sure to add Category:Journal of Bolivian Studies (in double square brackets) in order to add an entry into the Journal's index for your article. You may also like to assign your work to a sub-category, e.g. as a guide for readers, as follows

The Journal has several sub-categories of documents, which can be / should be in OCE and multimedia format. Please put the "Category:Bolivia-X" in double square brackets.:

  • records of primary research. Category:Bolivia-P
  • magazine and non-specialised. Category:Bolivia-N
  • working papers. Category:Bolivia-W
  • retrospectives. Category:Bolivia-R
  • biography and testimonio. Category:Bolivia-B
  • guides for tutors. Category:Bolivia-G
  • minkapedia. Category:Bolivia-M
  • courses and collections. Category:Bolivia-C
  • students section. Category:Bolivia-S
  • knowledge networks. Category:Bolivia-K

This system of categorisation may be applied for other countries and/or Latin America (LA) generally. For example: Category:Ecuador-W, Category:LA-B. The categories are not mutually exclusive.

The following categories are assigned only after the document has entered and/or completed the peer or book review process:

  • submitted for review. Category:Bolivia-Review
  • published articles. Category:Bolivia-Published
  • book resumes and reviews. Category:Bolivia-Books

If you are new to OCE (open collaborative editing) first attempts may be tried out in "scratchpad" or "sandbox" in the Education Network section. The Journal of Bolivian Studies also accepts review articles. These can be formal peer review articles or literature reviews of existing published articles or books. The Journal of Bolivian Studies encourages all authors and reviewers to register a user name and associate their work with their real name.

Steps in the wiki publishing process

  1. The Journal of Bolivian Studies is an "open" journal. If you wish to bring an article you have written to the attention of the Journal of Bolivian Studies community, place the {{Journal of Bolivian Studies}} template at the start of your article. For details, see the Instructions to authors.
  2. You can draft your article in a wiki environment. See preliminary drafts.
  3. When your article is ready for peer review, use the Peer Review template.
  4. If you wish to write a formal peer review article of an article marked by the {{Journal of Bolivian Studies}} template, you must mark your formal peer review article with the {{Journal of Bolivian Studies}} template. Formal peer review articles that review an article of the Journal of Bolivian Studies are themselves subject to peer review. See Journal of Bolivian Studies:Instructions for reviewers.

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Community Projects

Please write in details of community projects here. These opentext journals have been established to encourage collaborative work between writers, editors, researchers, scholars etc. in the source country (Bolivia in this case) and those outside - particularly in the diaspora. Projects include:

  • (1) Diaspora Knowledge Networks (DKN) Please see the UNESCO sponsored DKN website.
  • (2) Critical Knowledge. Please see Peru Earthquake (August 15, 2008) wikia.
  • (3) Diaspora Education (Networks). Collaborative education for the Bolivian global community.

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