It is time to review the Brazilian postgraduation system

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The Brazilian graduate system has fallen behind and needs major modifications. A panel convened to analyze the postgraduation since its initiation in the early 70’s envisaging a more effective system with respect to the quality of our students and the scientific enterprise in Brazil is needed. Read More →

Article analyses saturation of peer reviewers

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Online publication caused a significant increase in the number of journals and articles worldwide, but the number of researchers has not increased proportionately. Thus, the peer review process, which ensures quality and credibility to scientific articles, is saturated and as a result the quality of reviews is decreasing. Two articles in Nature address this issue, the first one proposes a hybrid model to evaluate the articles and the second reports an online service for registration and publication of reviews, in order to grant credit and recognition to the reviewers. Read More →

Principles for the citation of scientific data

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The Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles was recently approved by the international group FORCE11. It marks a milestone in the advancement of scholarly communication in the online world. This Declaration is being signed and endorsed by the world’s leading publishing groups and universities, and will in the future be incorporated into SciELO’s procedures as part of its ongoing improvements in management overall. Read More →

How do I get read and cited if I do not publish in elite-journals?

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The citation impact of our articles largely depends largely on the promotion work we do of what we publish. Citations do not arise mechanically from the Impact Factor of the journal, but from our personal marketing. Read More →

International Open Data Week – what’s new?

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At the World Open Data Week, the ETSINF of Valencia promoted the “1st International Workshop on Open Research Data”, where interesting lectures were presented which covered the implementation of policies that are being established within the European Community, as well as legal and ethical considerations regarding open data, the visualization technologies, the challenge of the new specialty “data curator” and the new services created by companies specialized in the preservation of open data. Read More →

Internationalization of RAE-Revista de Administração de Empresas

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With more than half a century of continuous publication, RAE is a reference journal nationwide in the Administration area and since 2010, it has been investing to position itself internationally as well. In addition to the publication of articles in Portuguese, English and Spanish, RAE has been dedicated systematic efforts in expanding and strengthening its network of relationships via internationalization of its scientific committee and promotion of international calls for paper. Read More →

Internationalization of journals was the central topic of the 4th Annual SciELO Meeting

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The extent of national and international dimensions as determinants of the performance of journals of Brazil dominated the program of the 4th Annual SciELO Meeting, held on December 2, at the FAPESP auditorium in São Paulo. Currently responsible for the communication of more than 25% of the national scientific production indexed internationally, the journals of Brazil influence the country’s international scientometric ranking, positively in number of articles and negatively in received citations per article. Read More →

Science and life: Interview – Tribute to Dr. Greene

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Completing 80 years of life, Dr. Greene, professor, scientist and editor for more than 30 years awards us by sharing his knowledge and experience on issues that affect scholarly communication of Brazil in an interview given to the SciELO team. From an early age his interests were linked to research; his initial training was in Chemistry, followed later by Cell Biology. We encourage readers to share this experience. Read More →

The Rise of China – a special issue of the Revista Brasileira de Politíca Internacional

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Over the past few years, the Revista Brasileira de Politíca Internacional – RBPI has published a number of special issues dealing with burning issues in contemporary international politics, and those with special relevance for Brazil. These special issues are always published in English, and consist of content which has been brought together as a result of calls for international papers, and which have, as invited editors, specialists in the topics being discussed. The special issue for 2014 entitled “China rising – strategies and tactics of China’s growing presence in the world” (special issue – Vol. 57), available in the SciELO Brazil Collection, is published entirely in English and brings together 15 previously unpublished articles dealing with the complex rise of that country to the top level of international structures. Read More →

Paper investigates: is your most cited work your best work?

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A study reports research with the 400 most cited authors in biomedical sciences on their perception of their most cited articles published in 2005-2008. The authors were asked to score their ten most cited articles in six ways. The research aims to investigate whether the authors consider their most cited articles and answer questions such as: Science progresses mainly through evolution or revolution? The study has many interesting findings, however, instead of answering the questions, it brings even more interrogations. Read More →