Tag: Open Science

Trans/Form/Ação officially adopts preprints as a submission method

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As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Trans/Form/Ação is now accepting preprints as a form of submission. This pilot model seeks to encourage scientific debate and the improvement of texts of philosophical interest. Doctors or doctoral students who have passed their qualifying exams can submit their manuscripts on a continuous basis. Available in Portuguese only. Read More →

Bibliometric study on the adoption of open science measures reveals high scores for both Brazilian and SciELO-indexed journals

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Since 2019, SciELO has advocated for the adoption of open science practices which serve to increase transparency and scientific rigor of published science. A recent study provides a glimpse of the adoption of these measures among Ibero-American publications. Read More →

Educação em Revista: editorial challenges and scientific possibilities

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The trajectory of Educação em Revista reflects its commitment to quality scientific publishing. This editorial addresses its transformations in scientific management, technological adaptation, internationalization, and adherence to Open Science, discussing the need to professionalize the editorial staff of Brazilian scientific journals to guarantee financial and scientific sustainability nationally and internationally. Read More →

The Open University of Brazil in the management of student permanence in Pedagogy courses

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The growth of distance education (Educação a Distância, EaD) in Brazil, coupled with the high dropout rates in this modality, brings with it the need to renew school management models, with the aim of keeping students until they graduate. Based on an analysis of the Pedagogy courses at the Open University of Brazil, researchers have developed alternative guidelines to guarantee student retention. Read More →

How do young people experience the democratization of access to higher education?

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Educational expansion, marked by the tension between meritocracy and pragmatism in access to higher education, confronts the aspirations and realities of young people, especially those from working class backgrounds, amid the erosion of traditional notions of career and stability. While some seek any degree as a means of social mobility, others aim for specific careers, trying to adapt in the face of obstacles. Read More →

Pedagogical practices for student retention

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Professional education has been undergoing transformations, so schools are challenged to re-signify the way they maintain a link with society. Student dropout is one of the major problems faced, and pedagogical practices are aimed at getting students more involved with the institution. Read More →

Collective constructions: open peer review of an article on indigenous literature

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Open peer review is critical to ensuring the integrity and quality of academic research, enabling greater transparency and collaboration. According to the researchers, the dialogical process between authors and reviewers and the resulting knowledge exchange guaranteed a significant improvement of the research. Read More →

Educação em Revista celebrates 39 years of publishing academic research: interview with the Editor

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In an interview, the editor-in-chief of Educação em Revista shares information about the publication’s trajectory since it was founded in 1985, its efforts to remain free and open, and its adaptations to the latest national and international publishing trends. Read More →

Contributions of Educação em Revista for the advance of Open Science in Brazil

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Since 2021, Educação em Revista has been committed to Open Science. Celebrating its 39th anniversary in 2024, the journal begins the Special Week on the SciELO in Perspective blog | Humanities, bringing discussions about its experience on adopting Open Peer Review and new perspectives towards a more transparent and collaborative science. Read More →

Open data in science education research: editorial in the journal Ensaio Pesquisa em Educação em Ciências highlights perspectives and challenges

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Editorial discusses the challenges and benefits of opening up data in educational research, accompanied by a guide to preparing datasets that encourages more transparent policies. The ethical, methodological and epistemological complexities of opening data require an open and ongoing dialog. Overcoming these challenges is essential to drive significant advances in science education research. Available in Portuguese only. Read More →

Structured questionnaires can make peer review more efficient

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In order to make peer review more efficient, a study proposes adopting a standard form to be answered by reviewers, so that no important aspect of the manuscript’s evaluation goes unnoticed. Available in Portuguese only. Read More →

On preprints, journals, open access and research evaluation: the repercussions of the Gates Foundation’s decision

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently announced that it will no longer fund APCs for open access journals and is prioritizing the adoption of preprints. A series of recent posts discusses how the Gates Foundation’s announcement has resonated with the scientific community, prompting considerations about open access and its forms of funding, peer review and ultimately, how these changes influence the evaluation and integrity of research. Read More →

Is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s new OA policy the start of a shift towards preprints? [Originally published in the LSE Impact blog in April/2024]

Following the announcement of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s new open access policy, Richard Sever assesses whether this change signals the beginning of a wider preprint-led open access transition. Read More →

Representing the Humanities collection on the SciELO platform (2022-2023)

In this post, the representatives of the Humanities and Applied Social Sciences Collection on the SciELO platform’s Advisory Committee discuss their work fronts in the 2022-2023 biennium and the challenges that remain for the coming years. Besides issues related to the Open Science Program, we discuss the threats posed to our journals’ sustainability. Read More →

Preprints in debate… six years later

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Six years have passed since social science publishers began debating preprints. A look back shows that the “risks” and “promises” raised in that debate rested on an inadequate understanding of the nature of preprints in the field. The SciELO preprints server, however, ended up showing some unexpected benefits. Read More →