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?
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.
Think. Check. Submit is a checklist to help you identify trustworthy journals and publishers.
Have (many of) your trusted peers published ...
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. ...
FAIR refers to a set of attributes that enable and enhance the reuse of data (and other digital objects) by both humans and machines. The 'FAIR' acronym stands for:
The FAIR principles originated in the life sciences, but can also be applied ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
What is it about?
The European Commission has been encouraging open access to and reuse of digital research data through the Open Research Data Pilot (ORD Pilot), following FAIR data principles:All research data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR). The ERC has adopted this approach for their ...
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 ...
Research Data Management (RDM) is a broad term that encompasses all practices and actions to ensure that research data are secure, sustainable, and easy to find, understand and (re)use, not only during a research project, but also in the longer term. Taking proper care of data is an essential ...