April 14th to 16th, 2010 at the Albert Einstein Jewish Institute for Education and Research in São Paulo, Brazil.

April 14- Wednesday

8:00 - 8:30
Registration

9:00 - 9:15
Welcome

9:15 - 9:30
Coffee break

9:30 – 12:00
How Do High Impact Journals Work?
Speakers: Pamela J. Hines (Science), Robert Golub (JAMA), Ushma S. Neill (JCI), and John McConnell (The Lancet Infectious Disease).
Format: 25 minutes for each speaker.
Each presentation will provide information about a specific high-impact journal, including acceptance criteria and statistics, submission procedures, peer review and other relevant information about submitting and having a paper published in the journal. 
After all presentations are done, a round table will be set up and speakers will answer questions from the audience.
Goal: To better understand the criteria and procedures for manuscript acceptance adopted by certain high-impact journals.

12:00 -1:30
Lunch

1:30 – 2: 30
How are we doing?
Speaker: Rogerio Meneghini (Scientific Coordinator of the SciELO Program on Scientific Publications).
Format: A single 40-minute presentation about the rank of Brazil among scientific publications, the country’s impact-factor and other relevant information.
After the presentation, the speaker will answer questions from the audience.
Goal: To better understand the situation of the country in relation to scientific publications.

2:30 - 2:45
Coffee break

2:45- 4:00
Meeting with high-impact journal editors, FAPESP (São Paulo Science Funding Agency), directors and others (for guests only).


April 15- Thursday

9: 00 – 10:30
Why don’t we publish more and better?
Speakers: Marcia Triunfol, Martha Sorenson, Gilson Volpato.
Format: 25 minutes for each speaker (approximately four speakers will make a presentation).
Each speaker will present his or her point of view on why Brazil has a limited impact factor and publication record.
Goal: To identify the main barriers responsible for preventing researchers from publishing in high–impact journals.
After all presentations are done, a round table will be set up and speakers will answer questions from the audience.
Round Table coordinator: Andrea Kauffman-Zeh

10:30 - 10:45
Coffee break

10: 45 – 12:00
Tour to visit the Albert Einstein Hospital (for guests only)

12:00 – 1:30
Lunch

1:30 – 3:30
What are others doing?
Speakers: Ray Cooke, Valerie Matarese and Walter J. Pagel.
Format: 25 minutes for each speaker (approximately four speakers will make a presentation).
Each speaker will talk about his or her own experience in teaching, or providing assistance to, native and non-native English speakers on how to write science research for publication in English.
Goal: To learn what resources are available in other countries to help researchers writing their manuscripts.
After all presentations are done, a round table will be set up and speakers will answer questions from the audience.
Round Table coordinator: Marcia Triunfol


April 16- Friday

10:00 – 12:00
How can we improve?
Guests: Two high-impact authors: Mayana Zatz (USP) and Martin Pablo Cammarota (UFRGS) plus the representatives of Brazilian Science Funding Agencies Capes (Jorge Guimarães), Fapesp (Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz) and CNPq (Carlos Alberto Aragão)
Format: Every speaker will have 20 to 25 minutes to speak. A round table will then be followed by open debate with the audience.
Goal: To identify the obstacles to higher-impact publication and discuss strategies to be adopted to overcome these obstacles.

12:00 – 1:30
Lunch

1:30 – 15:00
Editors’ meeting to discuss the present and future of the Einstein Magazine (Revista Einstein)

 

   
 
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