Towards open science, Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz welcome submission of preprint manuscripts | SciELO in Perspective
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"For 350 years, the scientific world has been shaped by a model of publishing research results that has emphasized journals as the unique forum for accredited source of scientific information. This model was entirely based upon the skills of editors and, more recently, peer reviewers, to select, evaluate, edit, and publish the articles describing the most relevant research results. Getting published in today’s competitive environment is a matter of survival for the typical research scientist: without published papers, no certified (peer-reviewed) information is delivered to one’s peers; no tenure or promotion is awarded; no funding is secured; and no result is delivered to society. That is the message we have been learning from our mentors, graduate supervisors, funding agencies, research centers, and university managers. The main consequence of this publishing framework is that science facts do not flow immediately from the generators (scientists) to the users (research peers and then society in general)."