Scientific publishing: how to make an informed choice?


This one-day workshop will introduce you in the world of the scientific publication and its “Open Access” side. We will talk about the new challenges and issues in this domain, including the last funding agencies requirements, through presentations and case studies. In brief, you will get the keys to perform thoughtful choices for your future publications in order to enhance your scientific career.


At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain the principles of preprints and disseminate your scientific publications as preprints when possible
  • Know and criticize the Journal Impact Factor of scientific journals
  • Compare journals and their publishing models: traditional, Gold Open Access and hybrid
  • Comply with UNIGE and funders' requirements for Open Access
  • Avoid predatory journals
  • Compare traditional and emerging forms of peer review for scientific publications
  • Choose or negotiate the best possible options for the copyright of your scientific publications, based on institutional requirements and your personal interests
  • Create an ORCID identifier to ensure proper identification of your scientific publications and enhance your visibility
  • Follow institutional guidelines for declaring your affiliation(s) to publishers
  • Disseminate your publications through the Green Route of Open Access


Date and place

May 20, 9:00am-4:30pm, CMU


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