Berlin 6 Open Access Conference: Solange dos SantosPresentation Transcript
10 Years Berlin 6 Open Access Conference 11-13 November 2008 Solange Santos BIREME/OPS/OMS Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information Pan American Health Organization | World Health Organization SciELO publishes more than 500 open access journals
Emphasis on being excluded from ISI (JCR) indexing and citation system.
Few journals of developing countries are read in or outside their country.
Scientific American, v.237, p.76-83. 1995
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Launched in Brazil in 1997 by a FAPESP-BIREME joint project
FAPESP The State of São Paulo Research Foundation
BIREME/PAHO/WHO Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences
CNPq (since 2002) National Research Council
To develop methodology to publish journals on line following the open access mode, to achieve wider national and international visibility.
To improve the quality of the journals in those countries that adopted SciELO with respect to relevance and accuracy of the articles, rigor in the methodology , care in presentation and assessment of articles by referees.
To create a bibliometric indicators database, affording indicator similars to those provided by ISI and technological studies, not possible to be made using the international databases only .
Source: Folder of International Seminar on Open Acces for Developing Countries , by BIREME SciELO – in the Open Access Movement SciELO insert Latin-American journals in the Open Access Movement
International Open Access Movement 2002 Budapest Open Access Initiative 2003 Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing Wellcome Trust Position Statement in support of open and unrestricted access to published research Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities UN World Summit on the Information Society – Declaration of principles 2004 Valparaiso Declaration for Improved Scientific Communication in the Electronic Medium OECD Declaration on Access to Research Data from Public Funding IFLA Statement on Open Access to Scholarly Literature and Research Documentation 2005 NIH Public Access Policy Salvador Declaration on Open Access for Developing Countries
Bangalore Declaration: A National Open Access Policy for Developing Countries
Publish collections of selected journals in open access mode with integrated measure of use and impact.
Select/Index quality journals complementing others international indexes
Links from articles with national and international information sources.
Cooperative work to move journals from the status of local and regional towards the international flow of scientific information.
SciELO - Specifics Objectives
Maximize links – article as a portal The strategy for promotion of SciELO Journals links with the main international databases enhanced the visibility and citations of these journals at the national and international level Google Scholar DOAJ Open DOAR AGRIS FAO World Cat SciELO LILACS PUBMED MEDLINE WoS SCOPUS CrossRef Article SciELO
submission review 1 SciELO Unit review 2 2-3 referees review 3 Area Committee review 4 National committee Submission to the Advisory committee Development of SciELO Brazil Collection – selection and exclusion of journals Strengthening of the national scientific journals
SciELO, October de 2008 SciELO is promoted, developed, managed and operated as a network of national and thematic collections of journals www.scielo.org Open access – interoperable --- OAI protocol --- Web Services protocol 191072 545 Total 378 29 2006 Social Sciences 16388 11 2000 Public Health 7446 41 2000 Venezuela 2547 20 2004 Portugal 11637 36 2001 Spain 9257 20 2001 Cuba 5780 57 2004 Colombia 20586 71 1998 Chile 111908 213 1997 Brazil 5145 47 2004 Argentina articles titles start Collection Certified Collections 69 Total 7 2005 Uruguay 23 2004 Peru 3 2007 Paraguay 26 2003 Mexico 9 2000 Costa Rica titles start Collection Development Collections
many Ibero-American countries have developed successfully their infrastructures of research in different dimensions such as, human and financial resources, and in the formulation, review and development of research projects and the publication of their results, preferably in journals of the called Main stream Although they face some difficulties to publish quality journals when compared with the developed countries in the international indexes as MEDLINE or JCR of the company Thomson SciELO : fundamentals and goals
LILACS 789 total 4000-4500 WOS 80 JCR 74 SCOPUS 338 Google Scholar SciELO 614 Indexing structure of journals in AL&C 2008, BIREME/OPS/OMS
JCR Impact Factor of SciELO Journals indexed in JCR and SciELO from 1998 to 2007 Source: Meneghini R; Packer AL; Is there science beyond English? Initiatives to increase the quality and visibility of non-English publications might help to break down language barriers in scientific communication. EMBO Reports, 8(2):112-6, Feb 2007
SciELO Source: Meneghini R, Mugnaini R, Packer AL (2006) International versus national oriented Brazilian scientific journals. A scientometric analysis based on SciELO and JCR-ISI databases. Scientometrics 69: 529–538
The indicators show tendencies of:
complementing other international indicators
SciELO – Use and Impact indicators
Use and Bibliometric - reports
Bibliometric - reports
Use and Bibliometric - reports Articles published in collaboration among other countries
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National and thematic collections in open access (Latin American, Caribbean, Portugal and Spain)
Integrated Search in sites SciELO collections
Daily Updated information about new titles and new issues
More than 600 titles More than 191.000 articles More than 3.500.000 references
SciELO Network National and thematic collections adopts the same methodology and technical process SciELO - Decentralized Model
OAI Protocol and Webservices;
Dynamic links with national and international databases ;
Publishing in more than one language;
Articles published as Ahead of print;
Articles with DOI number;
U se and of impact indicators per journals and collection.
Most part of SciELO journals are predominately funded by public resources SciELO collections are managed, funded, promoted and operated by national councils of science and technology, ministries and academic organizations SciELO model is different from others like: PubMed Central, BioMED Central,High Wire Press, etc. because those are centralized collections. SciELO – Open Access Mode 90% of SciELO journals are published by universities, research centres, scientific societies, and other non-commercial associations 10% are published by profit corporations
SciELO model is consolidated as the main path to promote and enhance the national scientific communications, enlarging in an extraordinary way the national and international visibility and accessibility of the main scientific journals published in the Latin American and Caribbean countries. SciELO has created a virtuous circle that promotes the quality improvement of the national scientific journals. SciELO is one of the top 10 information sources that Google Scholar offers to users since 2006 SciELO as metapublisher
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