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Between Being and Nothingness: The Editorial Management of Scientific Journals Today

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The changes that are taking place in the way of making and communicating scientific advances in the Social Sciences and Humanities pose challenges for the editorial projects of journals, create some opportunities, and involve some risks. In the last three decades, but especially in the most recent one, the editorial management models of Social Sciences and Humanities journals have been substantially modified…

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Fiesta del libro 2017

Believing so much in reading that it comes true

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Reading can transform everything. This is an idea that I keep turning over in my mind. Like in the story of that king: everything that reading touches is turned, not into gold, but into something much more valuable. But reading is elusive; at first, it may sound even selective, but is not that proud; it is just that reading waits and waits for the best time to change a life. And as soon as it is given the chance because of a moment of boredom, because of a chance encounter, reading enters and gets its way…

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Book Citation Index UCC

UCC Press enters the big leagues

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Less than three years after its inception, the new open access Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia (UCC) Press has been recognized by the Book Citation Index, a prestigious and selective international index that is part of the Web of Science Core Collection and compiles the world’s most important research books.

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Tarzan's spelling

Tarzan’s Spelling

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Writing is a means of guiding the reader from one idea to another; a barrier gate that closes and opens the way at the same time. This is valid for any language, from the symbolic language of literature or daily uses of speech to the transactional utilitarian language used in expository texts, in both the work environment and personal messages proliferating in social media…

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publishing is business

Publishers in turbulent times (1)

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In the 29th Bogota International Book Fair (2016), the book Manual de edición: guía para estos tiempos revueltos was launched. We had the opportunity of interviewing their two authors, Manuel Gil and Martín Gómez, to find out what they think about certain editorial issues that are discussed in depth in their book. This is the first of two deliveries we have for you…

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Open access in the Netherlands

The Netherlands: paving the way for Open Access

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Publicly funded scientific research should be freely accessible. With this basic principle firmly in mind, in 2014, the Dutch started negotiations with eight large national and international scholarly publishers, which have already borne fruit. The Netherlands is the fastest growing open access country in the world. Globally, the Netherlands is even considered an agent of change, paving the way for other countries with open access ambitions…

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visibility and impact

What should I do for my paper to have visibility and impact?

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At the end of 2015, I had the opportunity to participate with two presentations in the event led by CORPOICA in Bogota, Colombia, called I Congress on Scientific Information Edition and Management: Metrics, Databases, and Useful Tools for Information Management. Before providing some important considerations so that authors and editors improve their positioning and scientific productivity, I would like to highlight three very relevant conferences…

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Bibliotecas y editores

Libraries and publishers: doomed to understand each other

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One of the most curious and weird paradoxes of the relationship between publishing and libraries is the existing lack of mutual understanding. At a time in which numerous markets are clearly receding ―where not in an accelerating crisis as in the case of Spain― and in which publishers imperiously need to sell and libraries need to purchase ―mainly digitally―, they do not seem to understand each other…

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