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Academic writing in a nutshell

Throughout your career as a student and/or researcher you will produce a series of reports, papers, publications and other texts, in many cases in fluent English. Tips and tricks to improve your writings in English are collected on the UGent portal.

The faculty of Arts & Philosophy created a …

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Alerts on recent publications

The website JournalsTOCs provides Table of Contents (ToC) for many journals. You can receive email alerts of new issues after registration, which is free.

Many (scholarly) databases offer the possibility to subscribe to alerts to stay informed on new content via email or RSS feeds.

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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 Knowledge Center for Health Ghent (KCGG) lists several tips on getting published for the medical sciences. Here's a selection of generally applicable tips.

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Authorship: 10 best practices

If you are thinking about writing a new publication:

  • Consult the guidelines on authorship within your field and/or faculty and find out what policy is in place at the journal in question. Make sure that any arrangements are always in line with this policy.
  • Discuss authorship issues beforehand (i.e. before …
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    Biblio: what is the Academic Bibliography?

    What is Biblio?

    Biblio is both the Academic Bibliography and the institutional repository of UGent:

    • Academic Bibliography: overview of publications by UGent researchers.
    • Institutional repository (or 'open archive'): an online database with the full texts of UGent publications.
    • Biblio combines both.
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    Collaborating on an article: what are your options?

    There are several different online platforms you can use to write an article together (in real time). Some of these platforms are: OneDrive, Google Drive, Sharepoint or Overleaf.

    Every Ghent University staff member or student has their own OneDrive for Business space, with 2 Terabyte of storage. …

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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. …

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    EndNote: how can I add and delete references?

    Once you have uploaded all your references into your EndNote library, you can delete duplicate references and add references manually. You can also edit them manually or automatically.


    Add references

    Read this tip to learn about importing references from databases.

    Add a reference manually:

    • Open Athena and EndNote.
    • Click …
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    EndNote: how can you add PDFs?

    Add PDFs atuomatically

    • Open Athena and then EndNote 20.
    • Select the references to which you want to add a PDF.
    • Click "References" > "Find full text" > "Find full text".
    • EndNote will now look for PDFs Ghent University has electronic access to and add them.


    Add PDFs manually
    • Open …
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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 …

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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 …
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    EU funding: what are the Open Access requirements for publications in Horizon Europe?

    In Horizon Europe, the European Commission (EC) requires that all peer-reviewed publications resulting from project funding are open access (OA), i.e.,  freely available online with no restrictions on use, by depositing them in a repository. Peer reviewed articles should be made Open Access immediatly after publications, embargo's are no …

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    Google Scholar: introduction

    Google Scholar is Google's sibling, but for academic sources. The video below is an excerpt from a tutorial and shows you how you can use the basic features of Google Scholar, such as:

    • When should I use Google Scholar?
    • How do I access Google Scholar?
    • How can I get to …
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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 (usually before publication). Some monograph publishers also work with peer review, which means that the quality of the books they publish has been assessed by …

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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 refers to a scholarly publication model in which journals and platforms do not …

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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 …

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    Open Research Europe: what is it?

    Open Research Europe

    Open Research Europe (ORE) is a scholarly publishing platform available to Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries. It comes at no cost, has a rigorous and open peer review process, and the open access model enables everyone to access the results.

    The ORE platform was set up …

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    Publishing: how do you find the right journal to publish your article?

    You wrote an article and now it is time to find the right journal to publish it in. Many different things can influence your choice. Find out more about some handy tools and illuminating sources that can help you in your selection on the page "How to publish" …

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    Remote access & VPN

    For copyright reasons, most electronic resources (databases and journals) can only be consulted within the UGent network. In the library catalogue they have an indication "UGent only". You don't have to be on campus to be able to access these resources.

    Off-campus access is easy through Athena. Just open …

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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 …

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    Scholarly article: where to find it?

    Search a bibliographic database

    The best way to find qualitative scholarly articles is to use a bibliographic database. There are multidisciplinary databases (eg. Scopus, Web of Science) as well as discipline specific databases (eg. PubMed for health sciences). These databases give an overview of published scholalry information, whether or not …

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    Scopus: introduction

    Scopus is an interdisciplinary bibliographical database. The video below is an excerpt from a tutorial and explains some of the basic features, such as:

    • How do I access Scopus?
    • How do I use the basic search feature in Scopus?
    • How do I sort and filter my search results?
    • How do …
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    Searching: what is a citation search?

    A citation search can go forward or backward in time. If you go forward in time, you look for the sources cited by your original article. If you go back in time, you look for the sources that cited your original article.


    Citation searches can help you

    • find more …
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    Searching: what is the snowball search method?

    The snowball search method is a way of tracking down related works by using the bibliography or reference list at the end of an article as your starting point. After all, there is a good chance that the sources the author has consulted while writing will be relevant to your …

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    Web of Science (WoS): introduction

    Web of Science (WoS) is a portal of several scholarly databases. Ghent University has access to:

    • Science Citation Index (SCI)
    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)
    • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S)
    • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)
    • Emerging Sources …
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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 …

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