1Cybergeo celebrated its 20th anniversary in Paris on May 26th. We take the opportunity of this editorial to greatly thank everyone who contributed to making this special edition a reality, through their testimonies (the debates are available on http://webcast.in2p3.fr/events-20_ans_de_cybergeo), articles and contributions that dealt with geography in the section "anniversary" (https://cybergeo.revues.org/27428) and through their financial support (the logos of the institutions appear here: http://cybergeo2016.sciencesconf.org/).
2The world of scientific publications is undergoing major changes and we have decided to tackle three main challenges of this ongoing revolution:
3How to read, understand and analyze the avalanche of information, the exponentially increasing number of articles, authors, journals and the multiplication of sources of knowledge? The solution would be to create a tool that would allow us to navigate cleverly in these volumes of data. As the last Galileo satellites are being launched, we recommend an original navigation system for bibliographies, key words, article contents, references, quotes and even for quoted references: CybergeoNetworks is an application launched by four young researchers and now available online: http://shiny.parisgeo.cnrs.fr/CybergeoNetworks/. It facilitates the assimilation of map and semantic analyses and prevents from getting overwhelmed by all these references.
4How to increase one's visibility for a better dissemination of information whilst keeping high standards of scientific quality? We are firmly committed to the open access movement and this is why we work with the Center for Open Electronic Publishing (Cléo) to defend OpenEdition Freemium, an economic model both innovative and sustainable. We have also accepted for our journal to be listed in the Web of Science database since April 2016.
5Finally, we join the plea for an open science that would provide answers to the people that finances it on the issues it faces, according to a solid and supported knowledge base that is constantly renewed and discussed through interactivity. The only resource to do so is a permanent commitment against the standardization or homogenization of international research agendas, something that would be too detrimental for human and social sciences. Collective intelligence is far from being only a slogan; it is an actual reality in the international network of authors and reviewers who have been participating in the making of our journal for the past 20 years. Its success is something they can be proud of.
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Denise Pumain, « Cybergeo's networks », Cybergeo : European Journal of Geography [En ligne], Éditoriaux, mis en ligne le 15 juin 2016, consulté le 28 mars 2017. URL : http://cybergeo.revues.org/27674Haut de page
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