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[Commlist] CFP: Alternative Metrics and Open Science in Latin America

Tue Dec 25 22:53:06 GMT 2018

CFP: Alternative Metrics and Open Science in Latin America
Transinformação Journal (Q2 SJR)

We are facing strong transformations towards scientific communication and the geography of science. Social media and other digital environments have been each day more used by researchers and institutions to promote their researches to society, modifying the way through which the social impact of the scientific production is measured. New opportunities and a series of challenges impose to peripheral countries, considering that the coverage and data quality of the alternative metrics don´t use to be compatible with the dynamics of scientific communication developed in this region. At the same time, Open Science grows in Latin America, as an answer to balance the inequalities in the circulation of science. Important institutions have been decisive in the spreading of a kind of a Latin-American science more open, transparent, reproducible and responsible to the region. Scielo, Redalyc, Doaj, Latindex are examples of institutions that, along with several initiatives to the region, as the Declaration of Panama, are in the front line of the development of the science on the continent. Towards this panorama of great transformations to the Latin-American science, the call to the special issue of Transinformação journal  (Q2 SJR) oriented to researchers of Latin America and the Caribbean, seeking to explore topics related to the improvements of researches about altmetrics and Open Science in the Latin-American context. Some of the topics expected to this edition, even when it won´t be restricted to them, are:
• Data coverage in Latin America
• Open Science in Latin America
• Alternative Metrics (altmetrics) in Latin America
• Circulation of Latin American Science
• Public and Scientific Politics in Latin America
• Bibliometric Studies and global mapping on scientific production
• Partnership Construction of international researches in Latin America

Comparative studies focused on two or more Latin-American countries will be welcome. The deadline to submit the papers will be until* January 31th of 2019 *and the edition will be released in September of the same year. Transinformação journal doesn´t charge a submission or publication tax and will also be available for open access. 10 papers will be published in this edition and we will accept submissions in *Portuguese, Spanish and English*. We remind you that Transinformação journal only accepts papers written by 4 authors and postgraduate students may only submit their works along with doctors.

*The following information must be included in the cover of the papers: “thematic edition about Alternative Metrics in Latin America”. *To submit and check other information, access:

For more information about Alternative Metrics and Open Science in Latin America Conference, held in Niterói (Brazil) in November of 2018: <>

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