Ana Heredia and Eloisa Viggiani discuss the founding of the Latin American Association of Scientific Editors, and focus on the use of metrics and the role of the region’s scientific journals in research evaluation.
Ana Heredia is a former researcher turned scholarly communications specialist. A biologist by training, after an MSc in Neurosciences, a PhD in Sciences, and two postdocs, Ana joined the STM publishing world, developing expertise in scientific information infrastructure, analytics, and publishing. During more than 20 years of research and professional experience, Ana developed knowledge and a vision of the different components in the research ecosystem, and solid connections globally at universities, research funding and government agencies. She is an engaged member of SSP and C4DISC, and part of the NISO Plus Advisory Committee. Ana is particularly committed to open research, the responsible use of metrics in research evaluation, and bibliodiversity and multilingualism as part of the inclusion and diversity in scholarly communication agenda.