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GRADIM, Anabela  and  MORAIS, Ricardo. Tendências atuais na publicação científica: o português como língua de ciência. OBS* [online]. 2016, vol.10, n.3, pp.119-134. ISSN 1646-5954.

In order to examine the changes and evolution of scientific publication cultures in Portugal, this work relies on an extensive survey among the national scientific community. The results showed we're dealing with stabilized practices in the Natural Sciences, whilst Humanities and Social Sciences are struggling with paradigm changes, mainly oriented to the replication of Natural Sciences publication model, and with a growing tendency to publish in English, despite a natural preference for writing in Portuguese, most researcher's mother language. A reflection on the consequences, strengths and downsizes of this shift also examines the way the national scientific community mobilized for the generation of output measuring instruments that can encourage the survival of Portuguese as a science language in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Keywords : Academic publishing; peer-review; scientific journals; impact factor; indexing.

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