SciELO: a methodology for electronic publishing

It describes the SciELO Methodology - Scientific Electronic Library Online for electronic publishing of scientific periodicals, examining issues such as the transition from traditonal printed publication to electronic publishing, the scientific communication process, the principles which founded the methodology development, its application in the building of the SciELO site, its modules and components, the tools used for its construction etc. The article also discusses the potentialities and trends for the area in Brazil and Latin America, pointing out questions and proposals which should be investigated and solved by the methodology. It concludes that the SciELO Methodology is an efficient, flexible and wide solution for the scientific electronic publishing.

SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online; Electronic publishing

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