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Creative commons: open licence for copyrighted works

General info A Creative Commons licence is an open licence. These kinds of licences allow certain, globally recognised, standardised re-use of copyrighted material. It is a so called upfront licence. You don't have to ask for permission to access, share or use a protected work, the permission is granted automatically. ...    Read more

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Journal: what does "peer-reviewed" mean?

It is essential to researchers to publish in peer-reviewed journals. A peer review means that the quality of the research will be assessed by colleagues before publication. In practice, peer review works like this: Submit: You send your article to a journal. The subject of your article falls within the ...    Read more

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EndNote: what is it?

EndNote is a software supporting: information management:  collect information in one place, group in a relevant structure, comment, add keywords and much more add references, footnotes an a bibliography: add references in a text, using the correct reference style ("output style"), make or change reference styles, set up bibliographic lists ...    Read more

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Working Paper: what is it? Where to find it?

A working paper or discussion paper is a “work in progress”, a paper you are still working on. It is a preliminary, nearly finished, unpublished version of your research project that is not yet ready to be presented at a conference nor to get published in a journal. You have ...    Read more

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Open Access colours: gold, green, hybrid and more

Open Access comes in different colours. While we especially use the term green OA, gold OA and hybrid OA, other terms refine those broader terms. This tip addresses some of the Open Access flavours. Diamond Open Access: not-for-profit, non-commercial organizations, associations or networks publish material that is made available online ...    Read more

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Systematic review: tips & tricks and tools

How do I formulate my research question and how do I formulate selection criteria? Formulate a research question in which, if possible, all aspects of your topic are named. The PICO model is a tool for setting up a clinical research question. In this model the patient category (Population/Patient), ...    Read more

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Biblio: how to register my publications?

Manuals The mannual How to register your publication General principles Biblio (including the explanation on the UGent classification) How to make full advantage of the Public interface Biblio How to draft publication lists for FWO and  FWO/Biblio mapping  How do I register a publication? There are several ways ...    Read more

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Copyright law: the basics in Belgian law

Jurisdiction This is Belgian law. The exceptions in the Belgian copyright law are only valid for use of works in Belgium (whether or not the author is Belgian or not is not relevant, as is the country the work is published in). What is protected? Works protected by copyright: - ...    Read more

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ORCID: what is it?

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides a persistent identifier that will distinguish a researcher from other researchers throughout their scholarly career. An ORCID is globally unique and will continuously refer to the same researcher. Funders (e.g. NIH, HEFCE, ...) and publishers (e.g.. Elsevier, American Association for the Advancement of ...    Read more

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Academic poster

An academic poster is an advertisement of your research to attract the public to get to know your research. It is key to make it visually attractive and to catch the viewer's eye. The language policy advisors provide tips, tricks and examples on the dedicated website Taaladvies. The information on ...    Read more

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Article submission for publication

How do you get your article published in a journal? How do you choose the right journal? The Kenniscentrum voor de Gezondheidszorg Gent (KCGG) lists several tips for the medical sciences. Here's a selection of generally applicable tips. How do you select a journal? CriterionTools Content SJFinder Find ...    Read more

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Assess the quality of a scholarly journal

Researchers can choose from tens of thousands of scholarly journals to disseminate their research results.  It is not always easy to find out which ones are reliable. General rules Think. Check. Submit is a checklist to help you identify the right journal for your research. Does Web of Science list ...    Read more

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Altmetrics: the basics

Altmetrics are non-traditional indicators as an alternative to more traditional indicators such as the Journal Impact Factor and the H-Index. Some examples of altmetrics are number of downloads of your publication number of mentions on twitter number of times your publication was added to an online reference manager such as ...    Read more

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Open Access in Belgian legislation

On September 5th 2018, the Belgian Official Journal published an Open Access provision in the Belgian law. This law gives authors the right to make scholarly publications available in Open Access with a maximum embargo period of  6 months for Science Technology and Medicine (STM) and 12 months for Social Science ...    Read more

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Open Access to your publications

Open Access refers to the practice of making peer-reviewed scholarly research and literature freely available online to anyone interested. Open means anyone can freely access, use, modify, and share for any purpose, subject, at most, to requirements that preserve provenance and openness. It does not affect authors' freedom to choose ...    Read more

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Retraction Watch: what is it?

Retraction Watch is a database that lists retracted (retractions) or corrected (corrections) publications, or publications with an expressions of concern. A blog is connected to the databese, highlighting some of the retracted publications. Retraction Watch started in 2010, which means you will not find older publications in the collection. The ...    Read more

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Citation Style V&A (law school)

If you are a student or researcher at the faculty of law, you are expected to use the legal references and abbreviations in your (Dutch) publications (thesis, scientific articles). In EndNote you will find this reference style as V&A2015. Since EndNote is an American software package, a separate version of ...    Read more

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Indicators in research evaluation

Indicators can support the evaluation of research performance quickly, efficiently and with a high degree of objectivity. Their simplicity makes indicators particularly attractive. However, they should be used with caution because scientific practice is too complex to be grasped in one indicator. The Research Department of Ghent University compiled a ...    Read more

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Name change as a researcher: how do you do that?

You want your research to be easily found based on your name. For some of us, this is not self-evident: the name you used at the start of your academic career might not be the one you actually use or the one you want others to use. As a transgender ...    Read more

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D number behind a PhD thesis: what is it, is there a link with ISBN and is it obligatory?

What is a deposit number (D-nummer)? A deposit number is assigned by the Royal Library of Belgium. It is the code that a publisher is obliged to include on the front or on the back of a book to enable identification of the book and the publisher.  Therefore, It must ...    Read more

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EndNote: how to import multiple references from Web of Science

You can import up to 500 references at the same time from Web of Science into your EndNote library. To do this, enter your search query > click "Export" > click "EndNote desktop" You will see a pop-up where you can enter the amount of references you want to import. ...    Read more

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Classification A1 / P1: definition and distinction

Definition A1 Articles included in one of the ISI Web of Science indexes 'Science Citation Index', 'Social Science Citation Index' or 'Arts and Humanities Citation Index'. Limited to the publications document type: article, review, letter, note, proceedings paper. When an article is already included in Web of Science, both ...    Read more

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Web of Science: how to find the impact factor and ranking of a journal?

Open Web of Science Go to the library catalogue lib.ugent.be > Databases > WoS : Web of Science. Open the citation reports Click JOURNAL CITATION REPORTS in the top menu. Look up the journal Enter the title, the short title, or the ISSN of the journal you’re looking for in ...    Read more

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EndNote: how to personalise your reference fields

You can personalise the fields in EndNote in two different ways. Reference types You can choose which reference type is your preferred default, e.g: Journal Article. You can also choose which fields a certain reference type needs. Open EndNote via Athena Click Edit > Preferences, click on the tab "Reference ...    Read more

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VIDEO EndNote: how to create a library

1. Open EndNote via Athena  If you've never used Athena on this device before, install the Citrix client: https://helpdesk.ugent.be/athena/en/ica.php    2. Click in EndNote on File > New 3. Save the library on your H:Drive, preferably in a separate folder You can always access your H:drive via Athena, whether ...    Read more

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Copyright: my rights as author

As author of a work, you are the copyright holder.  Sometimes, however, you transfer your copyright (the economic rights) to a third party, who becomes in turn the copyright holder. If someone wants to reuse (part of) your work, the copyright holder of your work must grant permission for this. Similarly, ...    Read more

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Reporting guidelines: welke zijn er voor een studie en een systematische review?

In internationale reporting guidelines staat gepubliceerd aan welke criteria een studie of systematische review bij voorkeur voldoet om transparantie van rapportering te bevorderen en reporting bias te vermijden. Op de webpagina’s over “Publiceren" op de website van het Kenniscentrum voor de Gezondheidszorg Gent vind je hierover meer informatie.    Read more

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VIDEO Zotero: hoe citeren in Word of LibreOffice?

De Zotero-client installeert automatisch ook een plugin voor je tekstverwerker. Als je wilt citeren uit jouw Zotero-bibliotheek, start dan steeds eerst Zotero op en daarna Word, zodat alle plugins correct laden. Afhankelijk van de tekstverwerker die je gebruikt, ziet de Zotero-plugin eruit als een tabblad bovenaan of als een werkbalkje ...    Read more

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EndNote: hoe kan je referenties importeren vanuit ClinicalTrials.gov?

TIP: Als je niet ál je zoekresultaten wilt exporteren, dien je eerst de gewenste referenties op te slaan. Selecteer deze en klik op Save (rechtsboven). Open je lijst met opgeslagen referenties door te klikken op Saved Studies > Download (rechtsboven) Selecteer het bestandsformaat: Plain text > Download   In ...    Read more

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VIDEO Zotero: hoe installeer ik Zotero?

Zotero is een bibliografische softwaremanager. Je kan het vergelijken met EndNote. Het grote verschil is dat het gratis is en een mogelijkheid tot groepsbibliotheken biedt. EndNote heeft echter meer mogelijkheden om een eigen stijl te maken. Beide zijn compatibel: je kan bibliotheken importeren en exporteren tussen beide. De nodige software ...    Read more

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