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Two-day online course: Update your academic publishing toolbox - PhD course for SCIENCE/SUND | May 26 & 28

Two-day online course: Update your academic publishing toolbox - PhD course for SCIENCE/SUND | May 26 & 28

NOTE: The course is a two-day course and participation both days - May 26 and 28 from 8:30 to 12:30 - is required to receive credit.

Scholarly publishing is a cornerstone of the scientific professions and the universities they are affiliated with. This two-day online workshop is designed to address the opportunities and challenges facing junior researchers who are ready to publish or already publishing their research and research data. The aim of the workshop is to strengthen the junior researcher’s knowledge of how to publish their work responsibly and at the same time fulfill the demands of University of Copenhagen, the project funders and the surrounding research community. The course will cover:

•    Copyright in publishing
•    Creative Commons licences
•    Open access publishing
•    Bibliometric and altmetric indicators and what they mean for the researcher
•    Research impact and evaluation
•    Registration and management of research activities in CURIS
•    Data management and the FAIR principles 

Participants will also have the opportunity to put forward their questions and problems for discussion. Active participation and exchange of ideas are encouraged.

Learning objectives
Participants are able to:

  • actively discuss the different facets of academic publishing including what to consider when publishing Open Access, when licensing their work, making their work visible and consider how their work can be evaluated.
  • reflect on the impact and influence the different facets of academic publication can have on their own publishing behavior and future publishing strategies. 

Workshop format
The workshop is a combination of presentations, discussions, teaching cases and hands-on activities.

Preparation and workload
This 8 hour workshop releases 1 ECTS point, requiring 16 hours of comprehensive preparation. As a participant you are required to:

  • complete a digital survey containing preparatory questions that must be filled in one week before the start of the workshop. The survey will be sent to the email you use to register for the workshop. In order to receive the ECTS credit you must fill out and submit the survey. The responses to the survey will only be used on an aggregated level and to inform the content of the workshop. Individual responses will only be used when permission is granted by the course participant.
  • before the workshop, read the curriculum and complete the required assignments. The curriculum will be sent to the email you used to register for the course. It is not necessary to have read the literature before completing the survey described in the requirements above.


Target group
PhD students from SCIENCE and SUND, University of Copenhagen. Academic staff (VIP) is also welcomed.

Course location
Link to Zoom will be sent to the attendees a week before course start.


Course credit
Participation both days is required to receive credit.

Course certificates
Course certificates are issued after the workshop and the course evaluation has been submitted. The certificates are sent to the participants by mail. You are required to forward to the PhD school at your faculty to receive credit. Some faculties/PhD schools require PhD students to use FrontPlanner when allocating ECTS credits, so make sure how it works at your faculty/PhD school.  

Course facilitator
Copenhagen University Library, Department for Research Support - forskerservice@kb.dk

Participation is free of charge but registration is binding. Cancellation must be received in writing and submitted to forskerservice@kb.dk no later than 7 days prior course start.

Last day for registration
May 19 2020

Minimum attendance 
15 (not including the presenters). Notification of cancellation will be emailed one week prior course start.

8:30 - 12:30
Online course
Registration has closed.

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