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ICQH 2013
Sakarya/ TURKEY
12-14 December 2013

Call for papers

International Conference on Quality in Higher Education (ICQH) aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in quality in higher education is presented and discussed in a friendly environment. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers and posters/demonstrations that offer theoretical contributions of research results. Presentations should bein Turkish or in English and should address both theoretical issues and research findings.

Furthermore if the presenter is unable to attend the oral presentation, the virtual presentation or video presentation options are available. For further information on how to submit video/virtual presentation, please refer to the Paper Submission section on our website. For paper guidelines, please refer to the Paper Guidelines section.

ICQH 2013 conference is supported by Sakarya University and Governers State University and will take place on December 11-13, 2013 at Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey. All full paper presentations will be published in an online proceedings book of ICQH 2013.

We would like to invite you to share your experience and your papers with academicians, teachers and professionals.

Conference Language

The official languages of the conference are English and Turkish. Proposals can be sent and be presented in either language. But all submission proccess will be done in English. Please, submit your proposal according to the following presentation category descriptions in paper guidelines.

Abstract Deadline : December 01, 2013
Full Article Deadline : December 03, 2013

Registration Fee Deadline : December 05, 2013

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sexta-feira, 19 de julho de 2013

Open-access scientific publishing is gaining ground

The Economist

Academic publishing

AT THE beginning of April, Research Councils UK, a conduit through which the government transmits taxpayers’ money to academic researchers, changed the rules on how the results of studies it pays for are made public. From now on they will have to be published in journals that make them available free—preferably immediately, but certainly within a year.

In February the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy told federal agencies to make similar plans. A week before that, a bill which would require free access to government-financed research after six months had begun to wend its way through Congress. The European Union is moving in the same direction. So are charities. And SCOAP3, a consortium of particle-physics laboratories, libraries and funding agencies, is pressing all 12 of the field’s leading journals to make the 7,000 articles they publish each year free to read. For scientific publishers, it seems, the party may soon be over.

It has, they would have to admit, been a good bash. The current enterprise—selling the results of other people’s work, submitted free of charge and vetted for nothing by third parties in a process called peer review, has been immensely profitable. Elsevier, a Dutch firm that is the world’s biggest journal publisher, had a margin last year of 38% on revenues of £2.1 billion ($3.2 billion). Springer, a German firm that is the second-biggest journal publisher, made 36% on sales of €875m ($1.1 billion) in 2011 (the most recent year for which figures are available). Such firms are now, though, faced with competitors set up explicitly to cover only their costs. Some rely on charity, but many have a proper business model: academics pay a fee to be published. So, on the principle of “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em”, commercial publishers, too, are setting up open-access subsidiaries.

Open for business

The biggest is BioMed Central, part of Springer. It was founded in 2000 and in February it published its 150,000th paper and also launched its 250th periodical, catchily entitled the Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases. Days later Nature Publishing Group (NPG), which owns Nature and 81 other journals, and which itself belongs to the Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, another German firm, bought a majority stake in Frontiers, a Swiss open-access platform with 30 titles in 14 scientific fields. In combination, NPG and Frontiers publish 46 open-access journals, and 7,300 free papers a year.

In the past year Elsevier has more than doubled the number of open-access journals it publishes, to 39. And even in those that usually charge readers (such as Cell and the Lancet), paying a publication fee makes a paper available free immediately.

Outsell, a Californian consultancy, estimates that open-access journals generated $172m in 2012. That was just 2.8% of the total revenue journals brought their publishers (some $6 billion a year), but it was up by 34% from 2011 and is expected to reach $336m in 2015. The number of open-access papers is forecast to grow from 194,000 (out of a total of 1.7m publications) to 352,000 in the same period.

Open-access publishers are also looking at new ways of doing business. Frontiers, for example, does not try to judge a paper's significance during peer review, only its accuracy—an approach also adopted by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a non-commercial organisation based in San Francisco that was one of the pioneers of open-access publishing. It thus accepts 80-90% of submissions.

Instead, a Frontiers paper’s merit is gauged after publication, using measures like the number of downloads. Frontiers also doubles as a social network for researchers to share news, job offers and information about conferences and events. This network currently has around 70,000 members.

PeerJ, founded last year, makes an even more dramatic departure from tradition. Rather than being charged publication fees, authors pay a one-off membership fee, which ranges from $99 to $298, depending on how many papers they want to publish each year. All co-authors must be members. The firm also deals neatly with the question of peer review. Members must review at least one paper a year.

Non-commercial open-access publishers, though, are fighting back. The Wellcome Trust (a British medical charity), the Max Planck Society (which runs a lot of German research institutes) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (an American charity) have set up eLife, a peer-reviewed journal that does not charge publication fees. And in January Jean-Pierre Demailly, of the University of Grenoble, in France, and a handful of fellow mathematicians launched the Episciences Project. This aims to show that researchers themselves can turn out refereed papers cheaply, bypassing traditional purveyors.

Episciences will piggyback on ArXiv, an online repository beloved of physicists and mathematicians—who often post work there as “preprints” before submitting it to journals. ArXiv is hosted by Cornell University at a cost of $830,000 a year. Tacking on an “epijournal”, so that refereed papers would sit alongside the preprints, should not add much to that.

Matthew Cockerill, BioMed Central’s boss, though, points out that Episciences’s publishing model may have its drawbacks. Academics who bypass publishers become publishers themselves. And that will be harder to do as the operation grows.

Who pays for lunch?

Other aspects of open-access publishing also draw polite scepticism from incumbents. The promiscuous approach of Frontiers and PLoS, for example, is at odds with the rejection by publications like Nature and its American counterpart, Science, of over 90% of submitted manuscripts. It is this selectivity that gives these journals their prestige. At the moment, publication in Nature, Science and a handful of similar journals is like a sprinkling of fairy dust. Everyone knows how tough it is to get in, so papers that do so are assumed to be special. This will be hard for open-access publications to emulate.

The rejected papers all have to be scrutinised, though—and even though peer review is free, this involves staff time and other costs. According to Nature, the cost per published paper is $40,000. If Nature is to stay in business in anything like its current form, someone will have to pay that.

Whether anyone will want to, remains to be seen. Budgets are tight, and pressure for access to be open is growing. Intangible blessings of the sort bestowed by prestigious journals can vanish rapidly. Where the game will end is anybody’s guess.

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Faculdade de Economia da Univ. Coimbra
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sábado, 6 de julho de 2013

Inscrições abertas para o Programa Fórmula Santander


Alunos que estiverem regularmente matriculados em cursos de graduação da Universidade Federal do Pará terão a chance de participar da seleção de bolsas do Programa Fórmula Santander de Bolsas de Mobilidade Internacional. As inscrições podem ser feitas até o dia 22 de setembro, por meio de formulário onlinedisponível no site do Programa Santander Universidades. Três alunos farão intercâmbio com duração de um semestre, em universidades vinculadas ao Programa. Confira aqui o Edital.

Os participantes podem escolher a universidade-destino entre as instituições de ensino superior conveniadas ao Santander Universidades dos seguintes países: Argentina, Chile, China, Espanha, Estados Unidos, Portugal e Reino Unido. O resultado final será lançado no início de outubro de 2013.

Cada aluno receberá uma bolsa no valor total de quatorze mil, trezentos e quatro reais e cinquenta centavos, a partir da data de lançamento do programa, que ocorrerá em 2014, e mais cinco mil euros, o equivalente a R$11.182,00, a ser creditado em conta corrente em uma única parcela, a partir de novembro de 2013.

Pré-requisitos - Para participar, o candidato precisa preencher os seguintes requisitos: ter coeficiente de rendimento superior ou igual a 8,0; ter sido, no máximo, reprovado duas vezes até o atual período; estar cursando a partir do 3° ano (ou 5° semestre) até o penúltimo ano do curso; não ter obtido bolsa para o Programa Santander Universidades nas edições anteriores nem em programas de intercâmbio mantidos com a UFPA e não estar com a matrícula trancada.

Documentação - O aluno deverá entregar os seguintes documentos pessoais: cópia do comprovante de inscrição devidamente preenchido, histórico escolar da UFPA; curriculum lattes documentado; o termo de compromisso dos pais devidamente preenchido e assinado; documento de compromisso de reconhecimento acadêmico devidamente assinado por um professor efetivo, vinculado ao curso em que o acadêmico está matriculado na UFPA. Confira aqui o modelo de plano de Estudos.

Além dos documentos pessoais, o candidato precisará entregar, também, o certificado de conclusão de curso em língua estrangeira, conforme exigências da instituição de destino, sendo opcional aos que se destinam a Portugal; termo de indicação assinado por professor da UFPA e carta de motivação assinada pelo aluno, explicando os motivos pelos quais merece uma vaga no programa.

Os documentos acima relacionados deverão ser entregues em envelope lacrado, até o dia 23 de setembro de 2013, no horário das 8h30 às 11h e das 14h30 às 16h, na Pró-Reitoria de Relações Internacionais (Prointer), localizada no 3º andar do Prédio da Reitoria do Campus Universitário, ou na Travessa Três de Maio 1573, entre as avenidas Magalhães Barata e Gentil Bittencourt.

Histórico – O Programa Fórmula Santander foi lançado em 2010 com a finalidade de promover o intercâmbio acadêmico e cultural, bem como fomentar o desenvolvimento da pesquisa e de tecnologia. É uma iniciativa que beneficia 300 estudantes universitários do Brasil, da Espanha e do Reino Unido, com a oferta de 100 bolsas de estudos para cada um dos três países, tendo como prioridade beneficiar alunos que apresentem desempenho acadêmico destacado e bons conhecimentos de outros idiomas.

Parceria - O projeto é uma parceria da UFPA, por meio da Pró-Reitoria de Relações Internacionais (Prointer) com o Programa Santander Universidades e promoverá aos participantes vivenciar novas culturas e conhecimentos, fomentando internacionalização da atividade acadêmica.

GP do Brasil - A entrega das bolsas será realizada no Autódromo de Interlagos, no Grande Prêmio Brasil de Fórmula 1, que acontecerá no dia 22 de novembro, em São Paulo. Além do Brasil, o programa beneficia alunos de graduação e pós-graduação da Espanha e da Inglaterra, em um total de 300 bolsas de estudos concedidas, sendo que o valor dessas bolsas é superior à média dos programas semelhantes. Os contemplados também terão a possibilidade de realizar estágios formativos no Santander.

Os resultados finais serão divulgados nos site da Prointer, onde estão disponíveis o edital e os documentos para dowload.

Programa Fórmula Santander 2013
Inscrição: Até o dia 22 de setembro de 2013, via formulário online, e entrega de documentação
Mais informações no site da Prointer e do Programa Santander

Texto: Beatriz Santos – Assessoria de Comunicação da UFPA
Arte: Reprodução / Google

quinta-feira, 4 de julho de 2013


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