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 4.2 4.3

Site updates

2018.04.23 – Added profiles for panelists Solange Maria dos Santos and Geoffrey Bilder.
2018.04.23 – Added profiles for panelists Claudia Bauzer MedeirosRonaldo Araujo and Thaiane Oliveira.
2018.04.19 – Added profiles for panelists Rogério Mugnaini, Luciene Delazari, Vincent Larivière and Carlos Alfredo Joly.
– Added profiles for panelists Barend Mons, Jessica PolkaMichael Aufreiter and Oliver Buchtala.


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


Over the last two decades, the SciELO Program has consolidated itself as one of the most important programs for international cooperation in support of Open Access Scholarly Communication. The SciELO Network, a cooperative network under the SciELO Program and which spans 15 countries, indexes and publishes close to one thousand peer reviewed open access journals as national collections. The SciELO Network publishes over 50,000 new documents per year, having reached a total of more than 700,000 documents during SciELO’s 20 years of operation. On average, the Network registers 1.5 million accesses and downloads daily (calculated according to the COUNTER methodology).


The SciELO 20 Years Conference will address and debate – during its three day program – the main political, methodological and technological issues and trends that define today’s state of the art in scholarly communication. These issues will also be 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. One of the topics of interest will be the alignment of the journals and SciELO’s operations with the practices 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 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. New lines of action that will guide the development of SciELO for the forthcoming five years will be addressed and discussed.


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.


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 – 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 – Web presence of journals and the research they communicate
18:00-18:45 Courses and seminars


Individual registration
1st Batch - promotional fee until 06/30/2018
Valid for the 3 days of the Conference
Valid for the SciELO Network Meeting
Pack of 3 to 5 registrations
1st Batch - promotional fee until 06/30/2018
Individual fee per registration
Valid for the 3 days of the Conference
Valid for the SciELO Network Meeting
Pack of 6 or more registrations
1st Batch - Promotional fee until 06/30/2018
Individual fee per registration
Valid for the 3 days of the Conference
Valid for the SciELO Network Meeting



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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