Nagib Callaos

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Our main purpose in this paper is to start a process of a systemic definition of the notion of information and to provide some initial practical consequences of it. We will try to do that providing: 1) a conceptual definition, following Ackoff’s (1962) description and method of such a kind of definition, and 2) following Peirce’s (1931-5,1958) conception of(More)
Weaknesses of grants’ and journals’ peer reviewing or refereeing have been frequently reported by empirical studies as well as by editorial experience. In a survey of members of the Scientific Research Society, “only 8% agreed that ‘peer review work well as it is’.” (Chubin and Hackett, 1990, p. 192) “If peer review was a drug it would never be allowed onto(More)
Communication is fundamental in scientific practice and an integral part of academic work. The practice of communication cannot be neglected by those who are trying to advance scientific research. Effective means should continuously be identified in order to open channels of communication within and among disciplines, among scientists and between scientists(More)
WMSCI 2005’s Organizing Committee received several bogus papers. Some of them were randomly generated. In fact, one of them was detected by one of its three reviewers and it was refused. We had no reviewing feedback for the second one. By the acceptance deadline we had a low percentage of papers from which we had no evaluations. These papers could not be(More)
The Peer Review Methodology Used in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics is Based on three-tier reviews: open (or non-blind), double-blind, and participative reviews. Final acceptance depends of the three kinds of reviews but a paper should be recommended by nonblind reviewers AND blind reviewers in order to be accepted for publication. A(More)
Communication is fundamental in scientific practice and an integral part of academic work. The practice of communication cannot be neglected by those who are trying to advance scientific research. Effective means should continuously be identified in order to open channels of communication within and among disciplines, among scientists and between scientists(More)
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Our purpose in this document is to inform about the objectives we have for the second phase of the The Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, JSCI (www.iiisci.org/Journal/sci), in order to get feedback as input for the final planning of the second phase of the journal. The main objectives of this second phase are the following:  To increase the(More)
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