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Volume 32, Nº 3, May and June 2019


DOI: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.5935/2359-4802.20190036


Open Science, Cardiology and 20 years of SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online)

Claudio Tinoco Mesquita

Danielle Borim

Carlos Eduardo Rochitte

The SciELO 20 Years Conference, held from September 24 to 28, 2018, in São Paulo, was remarkable in many ways, as it represented the recognition of one of the most important scientific initiatives in Latin America and a focal point for the latest innovations in scientific thinking these days. The focus of the meeting was “Open Science,” which is the practice of science that allows collaboration and contribution among researchers, where research data, laboratory observations and other research processes are available free of charge, under terms that allow the reuse, redistribution and reproduction of research and its underlying data and methods. In the past, Open Science consisted in efforts to offer open access to articles in view of the increasing journal subscription costs charged by the publishers, but the movement quickly condensed several democratizing initiatives of knowledge.1

Keywords:Access to Information; Biomedical Research; Open Access Publishing/standards; Open Access Publishing/ history; Open Access Publishing/trends; Information Dissemination/methods; Costs and Costs Analysis; Publishing/economics.