Ten years ago, with the joy that good intentions produce, we started the public life of the Colombian Journal of Animal Science - RECIA, we said: << Welcome to this space of disclosure created for scientists, professionals, technicians, students, thinkers and interested in Animal Science; welcome all regardless of their nationality, regionality, language or accent; We extend a broad, friendly and critically respectful hand for the sake of intellectual growth and of society as a whole. Follow the tracks with due respect, value the dignity and dreams of those who built this culture, who believed in it and gave their lives or part of it so that today is true what identifies us as a people, is a goal that we should guide from different angles and scientific production should be the main axis from which we project our ideals of wellbeing and development, from the village, through the nation to embrace the world. The Colombian Journal of Animal Science of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Sucre is born as a national and international intellectual scenario, which offers a warm welcome to those who with their intellect help to shape the world from dreams to the real conclusion >> (1 ).
Today, after a series of conquests, won thanks to the perseverance and support of numerous researchers and many other committed actors, who with their work contributed knowledge and helped keep alive the flame that encourages RECIA, we can say that we are prepared to continue, because this work never ends, never prescribes and always requires improvement and greater dedication. The expectations about the importance of specialized scientific dissemination are growing worldwide, it is expected to be a beacon to guide the progress of humanity and beyond that is the source from which researchers benefit and generational relief; also be the real space that allows progress and with it can benefit the whole society.
It is valuable to bring this writing, what was said at the time: << The supreme wisdom is to have dreams big enough not to lose sight of them while they persecute >> (William Faulkner), and that is what this effort shows us with clarity, a dream was pursued until it became a reality, a continuous process of intellectual growth was fostered, the flame of concern for science and its enigmas was kept alive, researchers, professors and students were trained and encouraged so that what is today one of the goals achieved based on perseverance and credibility (1).
RECIA, lover of academic discussion, welcomes in its structure the concept of García Carmona and Acevedo-Díaz (2), understanding that scientific controversies are essential in the construction of knowledge because they promote the advancement of science and show conflict as something natural to science itself. On the other hand, we agree that one of the arguments to support the need to communicate science to the public, is to understand that every member of a society needs to know at least the basic scientific concepts before being able to form an informed and responsible opinion on the issues in which the science is involved, of the contario will not be able to comment or act on any of them as it should do (3).
1. De La Ossa VJ, Montes-Vergara D, Pérez-Cordero A, Patiño R. Una bienvenida a la investigación científica. Rev Col Cienc Animal 2009; 1(1):1-2. https://doi.org/10.24188/recia.v1.n1.2009.402.
2. García Carmona A, Acevedo-Díaz JA. Controversias en la historia de la ciencia y cultura científica. España: OEI Catarata; 2017.
3. Bonfil Olivera M. Cooperación Ib: La importancia de la divulgación científica. No es un entretenimiento. Publicado en Humanidades, periódico de la Dirección de Humanidades de la UNAM. (Citado 20 dic 2018). URL disponible en: https://www.cooperacionib.org/di.php