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UALGORITMO, a New Instrument of the University of Algarve for Scientific Outreach

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Faculdade de Medicina e Ciências Biomédicas (FMCB), Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
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Algarve Biomedical Center Research Institute, ABC-RI, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
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Champalimaud Research Program, Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, 1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal
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School José Belchior Viegas, Sítio da Calçada, 8150-021 São Brás de Alportel, Portugal
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Schools Pinheiro e Rosa, 8005-546 Faro, Portugal
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High School Tomás Cabreira, 8000-075 Faro, Portugal
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Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais, Universidade do Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
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Centro de Investigação em Turismo, Sustentabilidade e Bem-estar (CinTurs), Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
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Academic Editors: Manuel Aureliano, M. Leonor Cancela, Célia M. Antunes and Ana Rodrigues Costa
BioChem 2022, 2(1), 93-103; https://doi.org/10.3390/biochem2010007
Received: 20 December 2021 / Revised: 17 February 2022 / Accepted: 24 February 2022 / Published: 3 March 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from XXI SPB National Congress of Biochemistry 2021)
Researchers at Universities generate and convey the knowledge acquired through communications in specialized (inter)national journals and congresses. An effort to share the scientific achievements with the general public is extremely important. For this purpose, we have launched the UALGORITMO, a journal freely accessible online, written in lay Portuguese language by Researchers of the University of the Algarve, to summarize recent communications published in peer reviewed journals. After submission, the manuscripts are revised by High Schools Students of the Algarve, under the guidance of a schoolteacher, for further simplification of the language and general improvement of the manuscript and figures. The revised manuscripts by the authors are edited and published, with an acknowledgment and a presentation of the reviewers at the end of each article. To maximize the outreach, the articles include a summarized biography of the authors, and links to their research centers and teaching courses. We believe that the UALGORITMO is a valuable instrument to promote scientific literacy and culture amongst all communities. View Full-Text
Keywords: outreach; layman; high school education; public engagement; science communication; scientific literacy outreach; layman; high school education; public engagement; science communication; scientific literacy
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Bragança, J.; Figueiredo, S.; Rego, C.A.; dos Reis Conceição, F.; Neves de Jesus, S. UALGORITMO, a New Instrument of the University of Algarve for Scientific Outreach. BioChem 2022, 2, 93-103. https://doi.org/10.3390/biochem2010007

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Bragança J, Figueiredo S, Rego CA, dos Reis Conceição F, Neves de Jesus S. UALGORITMO, a New Instrument of the University of Algarve for Scientific Outreach. BioChem. 2022; 2(1):93-103. https://doi.org/10.3390/biochem2010007

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Bragança, José, Sónia Figueiredo, Carla A. Rego, Filomena dos Reis Conceição, and Saúl Neves de Jesus. 2022. "UALGORITMO, a New Instrument of the University of Algarve for Scientific Outreach" BioChem 2, no. 1: 93-103. https://doi.org/10.3390/biochem2010007

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