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Rem: Rev. Esc. Minas vol.65 no.2 Ouro Preto Apr./June 2012
The new CAPES WebQualis demonstrates how REM has advanced in its areas of greater impact. The publication had already achieved maximum qualification, but with the introduction of a newly adopted methodology by the controlling organ, REM's qualification level has unfortunately declined. It is good to remember that in no single moment did CAPES seek to discuss this classification with the editors by means of the Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors (Associação Brasileira de Editores Científicas -ABEC), nor have they sent a sent a representative to the ABEC meetings for the last twenty years.
Although REM is now seeking to improve its Qualis classification, it is worth mentioning a letter which was received by the CAPES Evaluation Director some years ago. This letter was in response to REM having questioned CAPES as to why the classification method did not reflect the scientific merit, quality, or seriousness of the periodical. That year, REM received a classification of "C".
The most logical thing to do would be to ignore the Qualis classification, but challenges have always been a good motive to fight and we will meet the challenge.