Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Launch of the new Version 4.0 of Creative Commons licenses

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Creative Commons licenses are indispensable legal instruments for the access, sharing and use of scientific, intelectual and cultural content, and which are essential to Open Access. Check out the new version 4.0 of the Creative Commons license suite which incorporates different copyright legislation currently in existence internationally. Read More →

The SciELO in Perspective Blogs Space in 2014

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2014 will be a decisive year for the development of the SciELO blog space. The priorities will be to strengthen the general blog on contemporary issues in scholarly communication, broaden the participation of the journals in the Humanities, and launch new thematic blogs. Read More →

Ethical Editing – Ghostwriting is an unhealthy practice

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In scholarly communication, contrary to politics and literature, it is considered unethical to write anonymously (as a ghostwriter) and to put the name of another person to what has been written. This can have legal consequences. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies to use ghostwriters to publish articles that promote their products, often without them having been properly tested in independent clinical trials. Nevertheless, these articles are often published in journals that have international impact. Read More →

Preservation: the construction of our digital continuity

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The amount and variety of digital information continues to grow, and this includes academic journals, government records, information for education, and all that is produced and published on the Internet which needs to be preserved. The need for long-term preservation is not an issue of technology, but rather an enormous unplanned challenge for institutions which requires professional skills not commonly found in the professional labor market. This challenge is one of the most pronounced issues in developing countries which are devoting large sums of money to deal with it. Read More →