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Latest Issue Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Volume: 56, Published: 2023
How peer review of preprints can be part of doctoral and postdoctoral programs
Considering the significant increase in the use of preprints in scholarly communication, as well as the emergence of preprint servers in all fields of knowledge, Richard Sever, Associate Director of CSHL Press, suggests using preprint evaluation (after publication) as a supplement to training Doctors and postdocs in academic institutions. ...Continue reading "
SciELO MarketPlace - platform for marketing products and services of science communication
Based on the experience of certification and consulting companies that have been providing support services for the production of journals for more than ten years, the SciELO program 2023 launches the SciELO MarketPlace as a web platform that manages the supply and demand of journal products and services. national and international science communication that meets the requirements of the SciELO methodologies, with the aim of expanding and strengthening the research communication infrastructure and professionalism in the production of state-of-the-art periodical publications at affordable costs. SciELO MarketPlace is the result of a partnership with Bradoo, a company specializing in custom resource management through the Odoo system. ...Continue reading "
The lack of sustainability plans for preprint services jeopardizes their potential to advance science [Originally published on the LSE Impact Blog March/2023]
During the COVID-19 pandemic, preprint servers have become an indispensable mechanism for the rapid exchange and evaluation of important research results. However, in discussing the findings of a recent report, Naomi Penfold notes that much of the infrastructure supporting the non-commercial publishing of preprints is poorly managed and at risk of being taken over by commercial publishers. ...Continue reading "
Shuffle the cards and deal again.
Research needs to be well planned, correctly conducted and reported in a clear and transparent manner, as the reliability of the results depends on the rigor of the experimental design. However, in the published reports there appears to be a lack of commitment from those responsible for assessing research quality. The experts found that current incentive structures at research institutions do not sufficiently encourage researchers to invest in solidity and transparency, but rather stimulate them to optimize their fitness in the fight for publications and funding. Over the past decade, large-scale replication studies have shown that reproducibility is far from favorable in many scientific fields and questionable research practices are becoming increasingly common. It is clear that something is not working in the scientific community. ...Continue reading "
Policy researchers need to be aware of different perceptions of evidence by policymakers [Originally posted on the LSE Impact Blog, January 2023]
Evidence-based policy often assumes that evidence means the results of quantitative studies or randomized controlled trials. In practice, however, the evidence is often understood differently. Drawing on a study of Welsh political actors, Eleanor MacKillop and James Downe highlight four different approaches to evidence in policy making and suggest how policy researchers and organizations can use these insights to engage in politics in new ways. ...Continue reading "
Funders support the use of evaluated preprints in research evaluation [originally published by eLife on December 22]
Funders and other research organizations welcome evaluated preprints as an alternative way to evaluate researchers and invite others to do the same. ...Continue reading "
Why is it important to support the open infrastructure for publishing preprints?
The importance of preprints in science communication is increasing, as is their credibility and use in all disciplines. However, the preprint ecosystem is not yet financially sustainable and most preprints are not shared over an open infrastructure. A white paper from the Invest in Open Infrastructure initiative takes an in-depth look at the current preprint landscape and provides key recommendations aimed at creating a viable, robust, and reliable open infrastructure service system for preprints. ...Continue reading "
eLife Finalizes Accept/Reject Decisions After Peer Review [Originally published by eLife on October 22]
eLife intends to emphasize public peer review of preprints, restore author autonomy, and encourage evaluation by scholars based on what they publish, not where. ...Continue reading "
SciELO 25 Jahre: Open Science mit IDEIA – Impact, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion und Accessibility
The SciELO program will celebrate its 25th anniversary as an open science research communication infrastructure program on September 25-29, 2023. ...Continue reading "