SciELO 20 Years

September 26-28, 2018

Come to where quality, innovation and Open Access flourish

September 26th,
September 27th,
September 28th,
09:00-10:30 1.1 1.2 1.3
11:00-12:30 2.1 2.2 2.3
14:00-15:30 3.1 3.2 3.3
16:00-17:30 4.1.1 4.2 4.3

Site updates

2018.07.17 – Updated News section with article “Why Crossref exists and persists“, published on the SciELO in Perspective blog.
2018.07.13 – Updated News section with article “Geo for All – Open Principles in GeoEducation and Science“, published on the SciELO in Perspective blog.
2018.07.06 – Updated News section with article “How long does it take to do science? The emergence of time in scholarly communication“, published on the SciELO in Perspective blog.
2018.07.05 – Updated Program section.


In 2018, the SciELO Program will celebrate 20 years of operation, in full alignment with the advances of open science.


The SciELO 20 Years Conference will address and debate – during its three-day program – the main political, methodological and technological issues that define today’s state of the art in scholarly communication and the trends and innovations that is shaping the future of the universal openness of scholarly publishing and its relationship with today’s Open Access journals, in particular those of the SciELO Network.


The program of the conference is organized around the alignment of SciELO journals and operations with the best practices on communication of open science, such as publishing research data, expediting editorial processes and communication through the continuous publication of articles and the adoption of preprints, maximizing the transparency of research evaluation and the flow of scholarly communication, and searching for more comprehensive systems for assessing research, articles and journals.


A two-day meeting of the coordinators of the national collections of the SciELO Network will take place prior to the Conference with focus on the evaluation of SciELO journals and the SciELO Program and their improvement following the lines of action that will guide their development in the forthcoming five years.


The celebration of SciELO’s 20-year anniversary constitutes an important landmark in SciELO’s evolution, and an exceptional moment to promote the advancement of an inclusive, global approach to scholarly communication and to the open access movement while respecting the diversities of thematic and geographic areas, as well as of languages of scientific research.




Master Sponsorship

Friends of SciELO

                                                          DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals      SBG - Sociedade Brasileira de GeologiaOSI - Open Scholarship Innitiative      Abpee - Associação Brasileira de Pesquisadores em Educação Especial Scimago Lab SBPT - Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisiologia  ABRAMO - Associação Brasileira de Motricidade Orofacial  Digital Science

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Four thematic lines will structure the three-day program of the SciELO 20 Years Conference

Key issues (from 9:00 to 10:30)

The day will start with three key speeches on key issues that are remodeling the future of research communication: models and views on the relationship between research, public policies and society, the good practices of communication in open science and the dimensions of quality control.

Globalization and Open Access (from 11:00 to 12:30)

The advancement of the globalization of research communication capacities and infrastructures is a major force towards bibliodiversity and Open Access. Each day a panel will analyze policies, institutions and communities driving the open access movement and the challenges to democratize the global flow of scientific information.

The art of Journal Publishing (from 14:00 to 15:30)

The first panel in the afternoon will focus on the art of making good journals. It will address editorial policies and procedures, methodologies, technologies and experiences on sustainable journal publishing with emphasis on noncommercial research community based journals. It will also address the issue of balancing local research priorities and internationalization.

Journal and research evaluation (from 16:00 to 17:30)

Classical and innovative metrics of journal performance will be the focus of the second panels in the afternoon. The global rankings and the challenge to cover and value bibliodiversity, multilinguism and local priority studies will also be discussed.


Programmatic Line

Thematic Panel

September 26th

September 27th

September 28th

09:00-10:30 Key and structural issues of the advancement of research communication 1.1 – Scientific knowledge as a global public good. The future of research communication. SciELO as a global public good 1.2 – Open Science: open data, open materials, open methods, and open software 1.3 – Open Science: quality control, transparency, and ethics
Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Globalization and advancement of open access 2.1 – Conference Opening – Presentations by the Authorities Open Access – routes towards universalization
2.2 – Golden national based solutions 2.3 – Gold and hybrid journals, green, and others
Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 Journal publishing aligned with open science 3.1 – Fast communication: preprints, peer-review, continuous publishing 3.2 – Structuring of scientific articles: standards, XML, authoring 3.3 – Interoperability, visibility, credibility
Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Assessment of journals and the research they communicate 4.1.1 – The political and social impact of journals and the research they communicate 4.2 – Scientific/academic impact of journals – citation based and other indicators 4.3 – Closing remarks
4.1.2 – Web presence of journals and the research they communicate
18:00-18:45 Courses and seminars


Individual registration
Valid ONLY for the SciELO Network Meeting (September 24th and 25th)
Individual registration
2nd Batch - promotional fee until 07/31/2018
Valid for the SciELO Network Meeting (September 24th and 25th)
Valid for the 3 days of the Conference (September 26th, 27th and 28th)
Pack of 3 to 5 registrations
2nd Batch - promotional fee until 07/31/2018
Valid for the SciELO Network Meeting (September 24th and 25th)
Valid for the 3 days of the Conference (September 26th, 27th and 28th)
Pack of 6 or more registrations
2nd Batch - Promotional fee until 07/31/2018
Valid for the SciELO Network Meeting (September 24th and 25th)
Valid for the 3 days of the Conference (September 26th, 27th and 28th)

* Individual fee per registration



Registration fee calendar


1st batch – until 06/30/2018: R$ 350,00

2nd batch – until 07/31/2018: R$ 650,00

3rd batch – until 09/21/2018: R$ 850,00

At the event venue: R$ 1.000,00


All batches will have 15% discount for groups of 3 to 5 registrations and 25% discount for groups of 6 or more registrations.



Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo Hotel

Alameda Santos, 1437
Cerqueira César, São Paulo-SP


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