Together with Research Centers and Universities

  • Nuno Domingos Garrido University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

Abstract

The Journal Motricidade has always been walking in parallel with the scientific communities.

We found that the affiliation of most authors has, nearly always, a University (Uni) or a Research Center (RC). In fact it is almost impossible to conduct research outside these two universes. In this sense, Uni and RC feed the most, if not all, of scientific journals worldwide. By this I mean that is in the interest of Motricidade to be associated with high-quality RC and Uni equally recognized.

With regard to RC, Motricidade will publish this year a supplement of the International Congress of Research Centre in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development (CIDESD). This RC has conducted research in a variety of areas within the Sport Sciences and Health and always with high recognition and associated publications. It was not by chance that this RC was evaluated with ‘very good’ by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) panel and has been granted funding.

This Congress, which takes place every two years, targets to converge research and high level practices within these three areas: Sports, Health and Human Development. The 2016 CIDESD edition is dedicated to "Exercise and Health, Sports and Human Development" and will be held at the University of Évora, between 11 and 12 November of 2016. The readers can check the program in the following link http://gdoc.uevora.pt/450120 and get more information in the Congress Site available at http://www.cidesd2016.uevora.pt/.

With regard to Uni, Motricidade signed a cooperation protocol with the University of Beira Interior (UBI) in May of 2016, involving the development and dissemination of scientific knowledge in Sports Sciences, Psychology, Human Development and Health.

At the present, UBI hosts more than 6,000 students spread across five faculties - Arts & Letters, Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Engineering.

When looking at the rankings, for instance the Times Higher Education (THE), v.2016-17 (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/universidade-da-beira-interior#ranking-dataset/589595), we can see that UBI is growing, mostly in Research publications, in other words, on the number of research publications, where at least one author is affiliated to the university (http://www.umultirank.org/#!/home?trackType=home&sightMode=undefined).

We hope to contribute to maintain or increase this number of publications, since among the various clauses drawn up, in order to encourage research with publication in peer review journals, it was agreed that any manuscript submitted and accepted for publication, whose author or collaborators are affiliated with UBI is due half the rate of publication.

Union makes us stronger.

Published
2016-10-13
Section
Editorial