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 ...
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.
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.
How do you select a journal?
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 ...
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. ...
These are all unique identifiers that refer to a specific source. Based on these identifiers, you should be able to find the full and correct bibliographical information.
A DOI or Digital Object Identifier is a code distributed by the International DOI Foundation, or IDF. It can refer to all ...
Once you have uploaded all your references into your EndNote library, you can delete duplicate references, add and edit references manually, and update references automatically. These clips show you how you can do that:
Delete duplicate references
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In EndNote, you can easily add PDFs to your references. This clip explains how:
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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" ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...