The world of scientific publications has suffered a real earthquake in recent years.
Scientific publications were born in London in the XVII century with the aim of exchanging research work, which is finally known as sharing knowledge.
The first scientific publication was Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society created by the Society itself.
For many years, scientific journals were mainly associated with Scientific Societies.
At the end of the 19th century, but mainly in the 20th, private publishers appeared. But since the end of the 20th century and so far this century, the number of publishers, scientific journals and articles is increasing exponentially.
From the financial point of view, there has also been an important paradigm shift. At first, the cost of publication was covered by subscribers, mainly from university libraries, who were the only ones who had access to the content of the journals. Later, with the arrival of online publications, the possibilities were expanded and Open Access has been slowly implemented. What has given rise to a naming jargon: Platinum, Gold, Green, Black and so on.
The objectives of publishing have also been modified and apart from serving to share knowledge, scientific publications serve as a quality standard for researchers and academic centers. To such an extent that publishing in a certain journal can be a passport to find a job or obtain a promotion.
Why, When, Where, How should it be published? Quo Vadis?
These and other questions will be discussed during the presentation.