Presentation on theme: "The perspective of a scientific society The Brazilian Chemical Society and its editorial challenges Luiz Henrique Catalani Editor of Química Nova Sociedade."— Presentation transcript:
the perspective of a scientific society The Brazilian Chemical Society and its editorial challenges Luiz Henrique Catalani Editor of Química Nova Sociedade Brasileira de Química
The Brazilian Chemistry Society was founded in July Its mission is the development and consolidation of the Brazilian chemical community, dissemination of chemistry knowledge as well as their relations and consequences on the development of the country and the quality of life of its citizens.
The Journal of The Brazilian Chemical Society (1990) embraces all aspects of chemistry except education, philosophy and history of chemistry. It is a medium for reporting selected original and significant contributions to new chemical knowledge. The journal publishes Articles, Communications, Short Reports, Reviews and Letters. Química Nova was the first journal launched by SBQ in January 1978 and its publication has been maintained unbroken until today. It publishes original research articles and reviews and papers on higher education and history of chemistry in Portuguese, English and Spanish. The Química Nova na Escola (1995) proposes to subsidize the work, training and upgrading of high school teaching community. It is an open space for the educator, stimulating discussion and reflection on the teaching and learning of chemistry, contributing to the formation of citizenship. Printed journals
Web-based editorial actions children and youth interactive teachers, students and general public interactive college and graduate students and teachers static
The SBQ perspective Provide Brazilian chemists with its own editorial tools Knowing the community to know its needs Be influential Bridging the community with society Impact global science
Performance vs BRIC
Published articles Química NovaJBCS
Química Nova Citations JBCS
Swiss Chemical Society Croate Chemical Society Brazilian Chemical Society Chinese Academy Science Elsevier Pergamon Wiley-Verlag NRC Slovenian Chemical Society Wiley-Verlag Springer Science Rev. Ltd.
Evolution of submission and publication Química NovaJBCS
Evolution of foreign submission Química NovaJBCS
In months from submission to publication on the web 2011 JBCS = 5.4 QN = 6.2 Average of publication time
Decrease of publication time Internationalization of the boards. JBCS: 7/11 Advisory board; 2/12 Associate Editors QN: 5/15 Advisory board Improve relationship with authors and referees Increasing number of issues (JBCS 2006=8 2011= 12) (QN 2006=6 2011= 10) Freedom for supplementary material “rejected-with-hope” Prompt response from editors Shielding of good referees Search for opportunity on reviews Efforts to improve profile