Monthly Archives: January 2015

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How do I get read and cited if I do not publish in elite-journals?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