Monthly and virtual conferences on acarology

20

Sep
2020
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The Latin American Society of Acarology invites you to monthly and virtual conferences on different topics. It will have leading specialists. The appointment will be a designated Friday of each month.

We will begin in September with “Latin American experience in biological control with mites”. Speakers: Dr. Gilberto de Moraes, Dra. Diana Rueda and Technical Manager of Bichopolis – Colombia, Alexander Escobar. Moderator: Dr. Peterson Demite

Transmission on Facebook, Larino-American Society of Acarology -official-. Hours: 16hs Mexico-Colombia, 18hs Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay

WE WAIT FOR YOU!

 

 

ELECTIONS IN THE SLA ARE COMING

07

Sep
2020
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Dear partners,

Between the 14th and 15th of this month of September, you will receive an email with an interactive form to elect the new Board of Directors of the Latin American Society of Acarology (SLA), as well as the delegates of different countries, with response time up to 25 of the same month at 11:59 a.m. (Brazil time).

As a novelty, and in order to facilitate the work of the elected delegates, two representatives may be elected for Mexico and two for Brazil, given their high number of affiliates (the two countries together contribute 45% of the total partners).

IMPORTANT: If the aforementioned email has not reached you by Wednesday 16 first thing in the morning, please contact the SLA email master@slacarologia.org

In the attached file the total number of candidates proposed is detailed as well as the names of the proponents and the cases of those candidates who declined the candidacy are indicated.

Once the electoral process is finished, the result will be disseminated in the available means of the SLA (SLA page: slacarologia @ org, Instagram: @acarologoslatinoamericanos and Facebook: Latin American Society of Acarología -oficial- https://www.facebook.com/groups / 988359804947220/about).

From the current Board of Directors of the SLA, we hope to count on your valuable participation and commitment to give continuity to the growth of our beloved Society.

Greetings,

Denise Navia

President SLA

elecciones-2020-1.pdf

The SLA on social media

14

Aug
2020
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We invite you to join us in the Latin American Society of Acarology -official-. https://www.facebook.com/groups/988359804947220
The profile of Facebook, Latin American Society of Acarology, will not be used, henceforth, for notifications of the SLA. Sorry for the inconvenience.

You can also follow us on Instagram: @acarologoslatinoamericanos

Welcome!

SLA registration

30

Jul
2020
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Because affiliation to the Latin American Society of Acarology through the form on this page had technical problems, we request those who have submitted the form, but are not listed in the Directory (http://slacarologia.org/directory/), to register by sending an e-mail to master@slacarologia.org, with the following information:

  • Name
  • Institution
  • Direction of the Institution
  • Phone
  • E-mail
  • Areas of interest in acarology

If possible, attach a personal photo to be added to the above data.

We greatly appreciate your interest and we regret the difficulties mentioned above.

 

 

 

 

Death of researcher Terry Ann Stasny

20

Jul
2020
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We report with regret the death of researcher Terry Ann Stasny. We attach a brief review of this beloved professional. In it her work in entomology is mentioned, but from acarology it is also recognized, thanks to her work in Eryophidae.

Terry Ann Stasny

Response to SLA support for the journal ZOOTAXA

16

Jul
2020
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To CLARIVATE ANALYTICS/Web of Science Group

Mme Marian Hollingsworth, Director & Editorial Relations

I write on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Latin American Society of Acarology- SLA (Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología), a nonprofit civil association formed by more than 270 partners from 24 countries and that main purpose is to promoting scientific research, teaching and dissemination of knowledge on mites (Acari) in our region and throughout the world. We here express our concern over and we appeal against Clarivate’s decision to suppress Zootaxa by excluding its Impact Factor from JCR.

Zootaxa is a journal of major importance to Latin American Acarology. It is regarded by acarologists as a high-quality journal worldwide respected, with editorial integrity, agile publication process, online access, and no page charges. Particularly for our field and region it constitutes an extremely important source of taxonomic information of unquestionable quality. Zootaxa is among very few journals that continues to publish papers of descriptions of biodiversity in all its forms; additionally, it is one of the very few that publish monographs, which are essential to the field of Taxonomy. Latin America has a tremendous amount of biodiversity and a large, highly-trained, community of professional taxonomists, who publish a large part of the knowledge they produce in Zootaxa. This knowledge is the basis of any attempt to conservation and to develop a sustainable economy.

Since Zootaxa publishes a large share of the world-wide papers on taxonomy, inevitably frequently cites its own papers. The size and importance of Zootaxa for taxonomy explain why ‘self citation’ is common, and why this is not a maneuver by the editors to artificially increase the citations of the journal. The stable and relatively low impact factor of Zootaxa during the past few years is additional evidence that explains why the current amount of self citation is expected.  Actually a differentiated ‘self-citation’ criteria should be adopted to IF classification of  Zootaxa and of any other journal focusing on taxonomy.

The inappropriate decision to suppress Zootaxa Impact Factor will have serious consequences on Latin American and worldwide Acarology. It will harm a career especially from young researchers that are highly dependent on the evaluation of their scientific production.  Impact Factor is the main index used for this goal. Removing Zootaxa from the JCR will be disastrous for the field of Taxonomy worldwide.

For the above, the SLA supports and requests the reinstate of Zootaxa to the list of journals with Impact Factor as soon as possible.

Denise Navia

Latin American Society of Acarology, President


21/7/2020

Dear Dr. Navia,

Thank you for your message from the SLA concerning Zootaxa.

This year, we have updated our suppression policy, including our methodology and parameters for journal self-citation. Our approach remains data-driven; we do not apply subjective interpretations and we do not assume motive. The analysis now includes the percentage of out-going (citing) journal self-citation, as well as the percentage of in-coming (cited) activity. We now compare each journal within its assigned category (or categories) – instead of to the entire JCR – to allow for subject-based differences in citation behavior. We also now consider the level of distortion of the citation network, in addition to the outcome of that distortion on journal metrics and/or journal rank.

We acknowledge that in exceptional circumstances there may be compelling editorial reasons for an atypical level of journal self-citation, which fulfils a genuine scholarly purpose. We are working with Zootaxa’s Chief Editor to resolve any appeal as we continue to improve our method of identifying and addressing citation distortion.

A decision regarding Zootaxa is expected to be made of the end of this month.

Best regards,

Marian

Marian Hollingsworth

Director, Editorial Relations

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Virtual conferences on acarology: ConversÁcaros

16

Jul
2020
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We invite you to this series of virtual conferences on acarology, to be held between August 3 and 5. The objective of the talks is to disseminate the acarological work that is being carried out in Mexico, as a first approach to project the discipline especially in young graduates of Biology and related careers. Fortunately, many of the recognized Mexican Acarologists have agreed to participate, which will be a great opportunity to visualize their work among the new generations.
More information in the link and the attached poster:

Election of delegates for the Latin American Society of Acarology

13

Jul
2020
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Dear members,

in order to complete the candidacies to renew the SLA authorities, starting today and until the 24th of this month, proposals are received for delegates by country (send the chosen name to master@slacarologia.org).

The Board of Directors proposes the permanence of the current delegates, although not all of them have yet expressed their willingness to continue in their role.

Any member can propose one or more names, either as a delegate of his or her own country or another, or self-promote.

With special emphasis we urge those members from countries that do not have a designated delegate, to propose one, or to self-promote if they wish. Among the Latin American countries of which we have members, but not members, are Nicaragua and Venezuela.

We look forward to your participation!

Telepresencial workshop Introduction to Acarology

10

Jul
2020
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Dear partners, we share the information related to the workshop Introduction to Acarology, dependent on the National University of Colombia, to be dictated by telepresencial form between August 3 and 14 of this year. For more information, see the attached file. The cost of the workshop is expressed in Colombian pesos.

INFORMACIÓN TALLER VIRTUAL ACAROLOGÍA UN

 

Death of Prof. Marjorie A. Hoy

22

Jun
2020
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We regretfully report the death of the eminent entomologist and acarologist Marjorie A. Hoy. We have attached a recent interview that was conducted for the American Entomologist and a note by Prof. Gilberto de Moraes (Professor Associado do Departamento de Entomologia e Acarologia, ESALQ – USP)

Rice2019-AE.pdf

Nota Prof. De Moraes