Based on the SciELO Brazil Criteria, the Advisory Committee will propose:
a. Improvement of the scientific character, performance, impact and influence of the Collection as a whole, of individual journals and of the researches they communicate;
b. Inclusion of new periodicals in the Collection;
c. Exclusion of periodicals from the Collection;
d. Periodic evaluation of the performance of the Collection as a whole and of individual journals, proposing recommendations for its improvement;
e. Update of the evaluation criteria for admission and permanence of periodicals in the Collection; and
f. Definition and improvement of the functioning of the Committee in order to efficiently fulfill the previous objectives.
The Committee will be composed by representatives of the national scientific communication community, according to the following permanent configuration:
a. Director of the SciELO / FAPESP Program or its representative who acts as Coordinator of the Advisory Committee.
b. Representative of the Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors (ABEC);
c. Representative of the Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP);
d. Representative of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq);
e. Representative of the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES); and
f. Six Scientific Editors representing the editors of the Agrarian, Biological, Exact Sciences (including Engineering and Exact and Earth Sciences), Humanities (including Applied Social Sciences), Letters, Linguistics and Arts and Health, elected from the editors of the respective journals areas indexed in the SciELO Brazil Collection, with a mandate of two years, being allowed only a renewal. The editors could be led back, being substituted 1 editor to each meeting.
Each of the above representations must have one right holder member and a deputy member.
The Committee shall meet at least tree times a year and may also have meetings and activities with the participation of consultants and specialists to meet specific purposes, when required. The committee may also recommend the formation of temporary technical groups for the analysis of thematic areas and specific demands. In any case, the responsibility for decisions on the admission and exclusion of journals is the Committee’s responsibility.
The SciELO Collection Coordination is responsible for providing the technical secretariat functions to support the functioning of the Advisory Committee.