SciELO – the first 15 years: towards a New Era

The SciELO in Perspective blog makes its debut with the aim of promoting the exchange of information, experiences and knowledge in scholarly communication. The intention is to share the advances of the SciELO Program and Network in their new development phase. Your collaboration is welcomed. Read More →

Declaration recommends eliminate the use of Impact factor for research evaluation

The use of the Impact Factor (IF) beyond the scope of journal ranking as a direct or indirect proxy for the evaluation of research quality, career promotions, granting of funds, ranking of graduate programs, etc. has been questioned for quite some time. The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment makes a new and critical call against the use of the IF in the evaluation of research. Read More →

Interview with Abel Packer

SciELO developed as an integral part of the research infrastructure of the countries where it operates, focusing on the goal of contributing to the improvement of the journals it indexes and publishes in open access. Abel Packer, Coordinator of the SciELO Program, talks of the reasons for the success of the program, the expectations of the SciELO 15 Years Conference and the future sustainability of the program. Read More →

Interview with Rogerio Meneghini

According to Rogério Meneghini, the SciELO Scientific Coordinator, SciELO’s objective of increasing the international impact of Brazilian journals is not incompatible with the publication of leading edge research in high impact journals. But in order for SciELO journals to meet international standards, SciELO will have to become a publisher itself so that it can have some influence on the development of the journal evaluation process. Read More →

Apart of SciELO, FAPESP promotes new initiatives in open access

The Scientific Director of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Carlos Henrique Brito Cruz, highlights the advances of the SciELO Program and announces the creation of institutional repositories at the University of the State of São Paulo to hold open access articles from research funded by FAPESP. He also announces a call for proposals in coordination with other Brazilian funding agencies to professionalize selected national journals. Read More →

São Paulo city

The city of São Paulo will be the setting for the SciELO 15 years Conference. It is a city that always amazes first time visitors, as well as those who return and continue to discover the many nuances it has to offer. The SciELO 15 Years Conference will be located in the central part of the city, which will definitely make it convenient for the participants to learn more about this cosmopolitan economic, scientific and cultural center. Read More →