SciELO 15 Years: scholarly communication, meetings, reunions, poetry and music

The advances, trends and innovations that are shaping the future of scholarly communication will be analyzed and discussed in SciELO 15 Years Conference in an environment conducive to  the exchange of ideas and experiences, to meetings and reunions of researchers, students and professionals in information and scholarly communication, and representatives of public institutions and commercial companies as well.

The opening of the SciELO 15 Years Conference on October 22 is dedicated to the meeting of the SciELO Network which is open to anyone registered in the conference. The SciELO Network, during its 15 years of operation, has achieved significant results and faces old and new challenges. It has certified journal collections in 11 countries with 5 others in development.

The SciELO Network meeting will review the progress of the national collections from different perspectives and evaluation indicators; the updating of the SciELO platform for indexing, publishing and interoperability; and the lines of action mutually agreed to for the strengthening of the professionalization, internationalization and sustainability of the indexed journals.

In the evening of the same day, the group A Barca will put on a show of Brazilian poetry and music. Inspired by the poet Mário de Andrade, the group’s artists will present a selection of songs from their repertoire, the product of over 15 years of research on issues of culture and Brazilian popular music.

At the end of the afternoon on the 23rd, there will be a cocktail get-together to mark the occasion of the launching of the SciELO Citation Index which will operate as part of Thomson Reuters’ Web of Knowledge with the SciELO certified journals.

On the 24th, as well at the end of the afternoon, there will be two launchings. The first one will be of the book “SciELO 15 Years: Gold Open Access in a Network” that describes the evolution of the SciELO Network and will be published by UNESCO. The second one will be of the blog of the journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences indexed in SciELO, along with a special reunion of the SciELO journal publishers that participated in the first national collections of Brazil and Chile, and of the technical team the elaborated the first version of the SciELO platform.

Such an environment for the exchange of information and experiences is critical to understanding and following the development of the current landscape of scholarly communication which is very dynamic and dominated by initiatives, solutions, products services and technologies of the developed countries. In this context, the conference program gives special attention to the challenges faced by and the efforts being made by developing and emerging countries in their quest to improve their policies, capacities and infrastructures for communicating research, and their presence in the global flows of scholarly information.

This international conference, which will take place from the 23rd to the 25th of October, covers 10 conference panels and 40 speakers that will address the following main topics: Policies in Research and Scholarly Communication; Trends and Innovations in Scholarly Communication; Editorial Management of Journals; Scientometrics; Open Access; National Journal Collections; and Experiences, Solutions, and Products and Services in Scholarly Communication;

Open Access publication, which has established itself as a modus operandi of scholarly communication, will permeate the entire event. The 15 years of the SciELO Program has the adoption of Open Access as its success and as one of the principal reasons to celebrate.

If you have not yet registered, please consider doing so soon! If you are already registered, we look forward to welcoming you and to your participation which will be instrumental to the success of the program.


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