Tag: Scielo Network

The SciELO Network publishes more than 500,000 articles in open access during its 17 years of operation

With more than 500 thousand articles indexed and published in open access, the SciELO Network begins 2015 having achieved a notable milestone. On the eve of the completion of 17 years of continuous operation, this milestone is a result of the ongoing operation of 13 certified journal collections that adopted the SciELO Model between 1998 and 2009, inclusive. This post presents SciELO as it is today, and highlights the commitment of SciELO in advancing the professionalization, internationalization and financial sustainability of journals. Read More →

The winds of change are buffeting Alfa

With more than 50 years in existence as an academic journal, Alfa–Revista de Linguística achieved academic all-inclusiveness without stagnating. With the innovations promoted by the Editorial Executive, Alfa became a quarterly publication in 2014 and, in 2015, it will become bilingual, an important step towards the internationalization of its content. Read More →

Why XML?

The XML structuring of full texts of all SciELO journals from 2015 ownwards represents a significant advance in the process of editing, publishing and interoperability of journals and the research they publish. With XML the process of quality control of the structure of the texts, their storage and retrieval in databases, exchange with other systems and display in different formats as well as in fixed and mobile reading devices will be more efficient. Read More →

The SciELO in Perspective Blogs Space in 2014

2014 will be a decisive year for the development of the SciELO blog space. The priorities will be to strengthen the general blog on contemporary issues in scholarly communication, broaden the participation of the journals in the Humanities, and launch new thematic blogs. Read More →

The way ahead for innovating and renewing the management of the SciELO journals

The SciELO Program team is pleased to wish all the readers of the SciELO in Perspective blog Seasons Greetings, and hopes that 2014 will be full of success for you all. The celebration of 15 years of the on-going operation of SciELO in 2013 was enriched by the wide-ranging and in – depth analysis and discussion concerning SciELO’s successes and the advances made, the lessons learned, and the problems which still persist as well as the challenges and future perspectives. Read More →

Interview with José Adolfo Rodríguez Gallardo

UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México – National Autonomous University of Mexico), which figures prominently in the academic ouptut of Latin America, and CONACYT – National Council of Science and Technology, have created a working group to improve Mexico’s academic publications. UNAM coordinates SciELO Mexico and for the past 30 years has been producing the CLASE, PERIODICA and Latindex databases which cover all areas of knowledge. As of 2006, it is promoting Open Access journals and repositories. 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 →

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 →

Open Access and a call to prevent the looming crisis in science

The number of retracted articles has recently been on the rise. Björn Brembs identifies this tendency as a reflection of an imminent crisis in science whose origin is found in the reward and marketing system of researchers which pressures them to publish in high impact journals. The adoption of open access platforms is a way to prevent this crisis. Read More →

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 →

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 →