Quality of scientific publications

Quality of scientific publications beyond standard output indicators

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We all know that it is not possible to determine absolutely or categorically the quality of scientific publications. However, there are quantitative indicators that allow an approximate assessment of their impact on the scientific community. These indicators are useful to know which publications have higher or lower prestige in the different scientific disciplines and—more importantly but questionable—to make decisions about third parties, based on the prestige of a publication (for example, the promotion of faculty)…

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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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