Tag: journal

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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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 guidelines
  • Think. Check. Submit is a checklist to help you identify trustworthy journals and publishers.
  • Have (many of) your trusted peers published …
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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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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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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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SFX

SFX is a button that tries to bring you to an online full text article, based on the bibliographical information you entered. If an online full text is not available, it will offer you different options, for instance where you can find a print version, or how to request it …

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Start an Open Access Journal

Via the Open Access platform UGent

The University Library Ghent offers a publication platform for (UGent) editors of open access journals via https://ojs.ugent.be. Existing journals as well as brand new ones can use the platform to publish their journal online. 

Not only can you publish the articles, you can also …

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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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