Author: Scielo

EVIPNet Brazil encourages a narrowing of the gap between scientific knowledge and health policies

The use of scientific research to provide advice for public health policies has been promoted in Brazil since 2007 by the Evidence-Informed Policy Network through the production and dissemination of evidence briefs for health policies. Resulting from a partnership between the Ministry of Health and BIREME/PAHO/WHO, EVIPNet seeks to increase the use of scientific knowledge in the Sistema Único de Saúde, Brazil’s Public Health System. Read More →

Only one month left until the SciELO 15 Years Conference

The program brings together researchers and experts that study and actively participate in the contemporary issues and in the future of editing, publishing, indexing, dissemination and evaluation of academic journals. It also brings together those in public policy, and in products and services that influence the development of journals. Read More →

Interview with Cicilia K. Peruzzo

With 50 years since the creation of the academic discipline of Communication Science in Brazil, what assessment can be made today of the successes and challenges of the field? Currently there are 64 graduate course in the country, while there were 6 in the 80‘s.The journal Intercom, the first academic journal in Communication in Brazil to be made available in open access, is an exciting editorial project that corresponds to an important part of this process of the development of the field. Read More →

Interview with Susana I. Córdoba de Torresi

Susana I. Cordoba de Torresi, from the Brazilian Chemical Society discusses the mission, achievements and challenges of the Society’s journals, from having them ranked in the national Qualis system, to how SciELO has improved their visibility. Read More →

Ask the Speaker

The Program of the SciELO 15 Years Conference focuses on the analysis and the dialogue concerning the state of the art in the field of scholarly publication, and conference delegates are invited to add value to this event by sending questions and comments to the conference speakers using the form which is available on the conference website. Take part! Send your questions, doubts, concerns and opinions! Read More →

Pinacoteca of São Paulo: some art history of Brazil and of Jardim da Luz

To the participants of SciELO 15 years Conference, we recommend a visit to Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo inaugurated in 1905. The building designed by Ramos de Azevedo houses 5000 works including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs. The collections will certainly please the visitor, providing a significant sample of Brazilian art of the nineteenth century. Read More →

Interview with Euan Adie, CEO of altmetric.com

Altmetrics is something that cannot be ignored. Based on the online monitoring of social networks in order to track the impact of academic publications, this new field is experiencing a rapid surge in interest. In an interview given exclusively to the SciELO in Perspectives blog, various aspects of Altmetrics are addressed by Euan Adie – CEO of altmetric.com. Euan will also be one of the speakers at the SciELO 15 Years Conference. Read More →

Interview with Indrajit Banerjee, Director of the UNESCO Information Society Division

To achieve the goal of open and inclusive knowledge societies, different approaches and strategies were adopted by UNESCO. In this interview, Indrajit Banerjee highlights that SciELO’s decentralized cooperative platform provides the context for a country to take charge of the process of Open Access publishing. Read More →

Agenda for the Discussion on the Future Development of the SciELO Network

The national coordinating bodies of the SciELO Network are conducting, by mutual agreement, a working agenda to define the priority lines of action for the coming years aimed at improving the journals and the SciELO collections. The lines of action will be debated and approved during the face-to-face meeting of the network which will take place during the SciELO 15 Years Conference. Read More →

Interview with Vincent Larivière

Bibliometrics/Scientometrics is at the heart of information science and It is important to recall the various limitations of bibliometric indicators – warns Vincent Larivière. The journal Impact Factor provides a useful “holistic” indication of the relative position of a journal within a subfield. Most researchers outside Library and Information Science have no clue on its actual limitations! Read More →

Get a taste of the real character of Brazil in the Central Market

A visit to the Central Market (Mercado Central) of São Paulo on Saturday or Sunday is our recommendation to the participants of the SciELO 15 Years Conference to get a real taste of São Paulo. Located in the central part of the city, the market is a colorful space full of fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, fish and restaurants. Shop keepers, customers, tourists from Brazil and abroad blend together to form a backdrop of many different voices and sights in this lovely architectural landmark. Read More →

Conference Agenda: SciELO 15 Years Conference

The SciELO 15 Years Conference will deal with the dimensions and aspects of contemporary scholarly communication that are molding the form and ways that academic research will be communicated in the future. The conference program attempts to place the analyses and debates within the framework of a global vision of academic research. Read More →

Interview with Hooman Momen, Editor of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization

The editor of the WHO Bulletin talks about the various trends permeating international Open Access scholarly communication, the Finch report (UK), megajournals, multilingualism, and the transformative impact of technologies that always bring out conditions that favor or challenge the development of journals of developing countries or emerging economies, in particular those of SciELO. Read More →

Celebrating the enhancement of the quality, visibility and accessibility of South African scholarly journals

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) held a series of events in July at the launch of the Certified SciELO South Africa collection on national programs that support the development of journals. Susan Veldsman, Director of the Scholarly Publishing Unit of SciELO South Africa discusses these events. Read More →

Paulista Avenue, more than 120 years … the avenue at the heart of São Paulo

The participants at the SciELO 15 Years Conference will have the chance to visit and stroll along the broad sidewalks of Paulista Avenue (Avenida Paulista) with the thousands of others who come to this street every day. The conference venue is just one block away from Paulista Avenue. This avenue is the financial and cultural center of the city and is a popular place for celebrations, events and other gatherings. Read More →