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Update your academic publishing toolbox - PhD course for SCIENCE/SUND | September 15

Update your academic publishing toolbox - PhD course for SCIENCE/SUND | September 15


Scholarly publishing is a cornerstone of the scientific professions and the universities they are affiliated with. This 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 workshop will cover:

•    Systematic literature searching
•    Copyright in publishing
•    Creative Commons licences
•    Open access publishing
•    Bibliometrics and quantitative evaluation of researchers
•    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. Some of the responses to the survey may be shown in connection with the teaching, but without showing or mentioning the name of the respondent.
  • 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

Copenhagen University Library - Faculty of Science, Dyrlægevej 10, Frederiksberg C: Undervisningslokale I61

Coronavirus considerations

As course facilitators, we follow the health authorities’ and the university’s guidelines for social distancing, restricted numbers in the classroom, and other measures described on posters at the entrances. There will be hand sanitizers available in the classroom and disinfectants for cleaning surfaces.

Please note:

  • Time, place and format of the course may change if the health authorities impose new restrictions
  • If we have to convert the course to an online format, the course will be changed to a two-day course. The course will then take place the following two days: September 15 and 16 from 8:30 – 12:30. You will be informed if the course is converted.





Course credit

You must attend the entire course (8:45 - 16:00) to receive ECTS

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



There will be served sandwiches for lunch, and cake and coffee/tee in the afternoon.


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

September 8, 2020

Minimum attendance 

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

8:45 - 16:00
Time Zone:
Central European Time (change)
KUB Frederiksberg: Undervisningslokale I61, Dyrlægevej 10
KUB Frederiksberg - Natur- og Sundhedsvidenskab, Dyrlægevej 10, 1870 Frederiksberg C
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