Piaget launches scientific magazine “Germinare”

  • A publication created thinking about the students, teachers and researchers of the Piaget Institute, it is open to the entire national and international scientific community.
  • The objective is to generate and disseminate scientific knowledge not only to a scientifically specialized public, but also to take it to a more general public, to civil society.

The Piaget Institute has just launched the first issue of its new scientific journal, Germinare. The publication, freely accessible and available in an online version, is created thinking of the students, teachers and researchers of the academic institution as a preferred space for the dissemination of their scientific articles.

Additionally, the journal will also be open to the entire national and international scientific community, so that it can have other external contributions. Coordinated by CIIERT – International Center for Research, Epistemology and Transdisciplinary Reflection of the Piaget Institute, the journal will include articles in areas as diverse as Health, Education, Psychology, Management, Technologies, Physical Education and Sport. In other words, the main areas that make up the Institute’s training and research offer.

All articles submitted for publication will be, as usual in scientific publications, subject to an evaluation process by the double-blind peer review system carried out by experts external to the Piaget Institute. A way to ensure that all potential authors are treated with complete rigour and impartiality.

The first issue of Germinare opens with three opinion pieces, written, respectively, by the president of the Piaget Institute, António Oliveira Cruz; the Secretary-General of the Institute; Rui Tomás; and the executive coordinator of CIIERT, Luís Moreira. This is followed by eight scientific articles in areas such as sport and physical exercise, music, nursing and artificial intelligence.

The edition includes an article on the various steps necessary to write a scientific article, which can be a very useful tool for students who are starting their path in scientific research.

The idea of ​​creating a scientific journal – “a unique moment”, as António Oliveira Cruz puts it, recalling the “patron” who gave the Institute its name, Jean Piaget, “one of the most model researchers of all times” – happened right at the first meetings of the new CIIERT team.

It’s not just about sharing this knowledge with a scientifically specialized public, which legitimizes it, but also taking it to a more general public, increasingly interested, that is, to civil society, wherein the end its impacts“, says, in turn, Rui Tomás.

Germinare was thus built from scratch, using available internal resources and with a diverse team, which allowed the project to now see the light of day. “A reality that was quickly perceived as having the potential to grow beyond its internal borders and thus significantly contributes to the challenge of generating and disseminating scientific knowledge”, adds Rui Tomás.

The launch of the 1st edition of Germinare takes place approximately one year after the start of a new life cycle for CIIERT”, emphasizes the person in charge of this Centre, Luís Moreira. A cycle – he adds – that is marked “by the redefinition of the strategy for the area of research at the Piaget Institute, whose operationalization involved, among other things, the restructuring of the research structures in three Research Units”: the LabEST – Research Unit in Entrepreneurship, Society and Technology; KinesioLab – Human Movement Research Unit; and RECI – Research Unit in Education and Lifelong Learning.

Germinare is accessible through the link.

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