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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP 2005, 39 1

Author: Piotr Trzesniak 3163

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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP ISSN: 0080-6234 reeusp@usp.br Universidade de São Paulo Brasil Trzesniak, Piotr Ser pesquisador, ser editor, ser autor Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP, vol.
39, núm.
1, 2005 Universidade de São Paulo São Paulo, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=361033280001 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative EDITORIAL Being a researcher, being an editor, being an author With me, it happened in the beginning of the last decade (1990).
When the post of editor of the unit’s periodical became vacant, the Director, like most Directors, looked around him in search of his best friend or his worst enemy.
He picked me for one of those two reasons, which one of them I have not found out.
But it really does not make that much of a difference given the size of the problem and the responsibility involved. What changes when a researcher becomes an editor? Or better yet, does anything change? The answer is yes, something does change, and that change is for the much better: the editor learns to “decontextualize”, to distinguish good scientific practice from the specialty he is dedicated to. I explain: within a certain area, the researcher’s scientific procedure makes a whole, a single body, integrated with the area itself.
The good practices of both research and science are learned together, and they end up being undistinguishable.
The first one is almost automatic, it works in a nearly unconscious manner.
It is developed with the necessary rigorousness, but remains in the background. Even when giving his-her opinion about an article, or taking part in the examining board of a Master’s Degree or a Ph.D., the researcher is more concerned with the scientific aspect...





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