[PINNED] COVID-19 publications on SciELO Preprints and SciELO Network journals

We prepared a list that includes the latest preprints available in SciELO Preprints and the most recent documents published by the SciELO Network journals about COVID-19. Access via SciELO Search. Read More →

Supporting public preprint review through collaborative reviews – an update on ASAPbio’s crowd preprint review

Crowd preprint review

ASAPbio has been supporting preprint feedback since 2021 through their crowd preprint review activities which seek to draw on the collective input of a group of commenters who each can comment on the preprint according to their level of expertise and interest. They are currently midway through their activities for 2022, which include Portuguese preprints from SciELO Preprints, and wanted to share an update on the progress. Read More →

Announcing Publish Your Reviews

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Today, we’re excited to launch Publish Your Reviews, an initiative encouraging reviewers to post their comments alongside the preprint versions of articles. We invite all researchers interested in promoting more open dialog around preprints to sign the pledge. Read More →

PLOS reports on publishing Peer Review History

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PLOS, a pioneer of open access publishing in the years 2000, reports the results of its open peer review policy implemented in 2019. Published Peer Review History is the result of the reviewer’s choice to sign their peer review and the author’s choice to publish the Peer Review History, which consists of several documents. Read More →

Sequencing of the first case of the monkeypox virus in Brazil

Genome sequencing of the B.1 lineage

Monkeypox virus, a zoonotic virus endemic to the African continent, has been reported in 33 non-endemic countries since May 2022. We report an almost complete genome of the first confirmed case of MPXV in Brazil. Shotgun metagenomic sequencing was completed in 18 hours, from DNA extraction to consensus sequence generation. Read More →

Data papers… and FAIR [Originally published in the Road to FAIR blog in June/2022]

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In a scientific ecosystem increasingly oriented towards the perspective of Open Science, data papers are a new species of scholarly publication, especially in the social sciences and humanities (SSH). Read More →

Open Science in the Humanities

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Following the event Open Science in the Humanities, organized by SciELO in partnership with the representatives of the area in the Advisory Committee, Luiz Augusto Campos and Bernardo Buarque de Hollanda, a brief description and balance of the main thematic axes debated was made, emphasizing at the end the importance of dialogue between the editors of the different subareas, establishing interchanges, elucidating doubts and highlighting strengths and weaknesses in the challenges of implementing open science, according to the consideration of the specificities and diversity of the contemplated journals. Read More →

SciELO Preprints server completes two years of operation, contributing to the advancement of Open Science

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Launched in April 2020 as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic and part of the positioning of the SciELO Program as an open science program, the SciELO Preprints server completes two years of operation. Read More →

Become a crowd preprint reviewer and support public feedback on preprints

Following our successful attempt last year, we are excited to announce that ASAPbio will carry on with group preprints evaluation activities in 2022. If you are a researcher in infectious diseases, join us in supporting public preprints review by becoming a group preprints reviewer! Read More →

A milestone for the open access book: 50,000 open access books in DOAB and counting

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A milestone for open access – the Directory of Open Access Books now includes over 50,000 open access books published in 90 languages by 560 academic book publishers. The directory, representing scholarship from authors and publishers around the globe, is openly available to the scholarly community and the general public at large. Read More →

Scholarly publishing and electric cars: A comment on “The big idea: should we get rid of the scientific paper?”

The big idea: should we get rid of the academic paper?, published in the Guardian, argues that because scholarly publishing is an old practice and because it’s flawed, it should be replaced by something more “modern”. Glenn Hampson, Executive Director of the Science Communication Institute (SCI) and Program Director of the Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI) comments on the article. Read More →

A comment on “The big idea: should we get rid of the scientific paper?”

In The big idea: should we get rid of the scientific paper?, published in The Guardian, Stuart Ritchie argues for a radical action: scientists should abandon the current format of the scientific paper, which is static and not interactive. Adeilton Brandão, Editor in Chief of Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz and researcher at Fiocruz, comments on the article. Read More →

New international recommendations for open access publishing – #BOAI20

On the 20th anniversary of the BOAI, when the concept of “open access” was coined, the Open Access Initiative announces new international recommendations that aim to dismantle inequalities and achieve greater equity and inclusiveness in creating, contributing to, accessing, and benefiting from knowledge. Read More →

SciELO Books 10 Years: Interview with the Vice-Rector of Culture and Open Science at the University of Coimbra, Delfim Ferreira Leão

As part of the ten years celebratory event, which is proposed as a forum for the recognition of advances, challenges, and debates on the future of the digital book in the light of open access and open science, we interviewed speakers and authorities from institutions linked to the development of SciELO. Delfim Leão, Vice-Rector of Culture and Open Science at the University of Coimbra, is the fourth interviewed.
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SciELO Books 10 Years: Interview with the Brazilian Association of University Publishers (ABEU)

As part of the ten years celebratory event, which is proposed as a forum for the recognition of advances, challenges, and debates on the future of the digital book in the light of open access and open science, we interviewed speakers and authorities from institutions linked to the development of SciELO. Rita Argollo, director of ABEU, is our third interviewee. Read More →

SciELO Books 10 Years: Interview with OAPEN Foundation director and DOAB Foundation co-director, Niels Stern

As part of the ten years celebration event, intended as a forum to recognize the advances and challenges, and to debate on the future of digital books in the light of open access and open science, we’ve interviewed speakers and officials from institutions directly linked to the development of SciELO. We continue this series of interviews with Niels Stern, director of the OAPEN Foundation and co-director of the DOAB Foundation. Read More →