We provide you with support throughout the research publication process as well as information about a range of aspects, such as what to take into account when writing and publishing an article, how to decide in which journals to publish, open-access publication, and intellectual property and copyright.
One of the most relevant aspects in the publishing stage are article processing charges (APC). Below you will find up-to-date information on the current agreements between the University and the different publishers. You may be able to apply for a reduction of the APC amount or publish in open access.
Consult the Library guides for further information to optimize your citation and bibliography management process, and you will also find a selection of systems to save websites of interest to you.
Evaluation of scientific journals
Scientific output is evaluated according to the journal in which the scientific article was published and the citations that this has received. This section describes the most widely used international and national bibliometric indicators to evaluate scientific journals.
In research accreditation calls (AQU, ANECA), books and book chapters are assessed for quality in terms of:
- prestige of the publisher
- book reviews in academic or scientific journals
- translations in other languages
In the self-training space, we provide you with a selection of content and informative pages that will help you to learn the most important aspects of the publication and dissemination of research data and output.
Where to publish?
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Which journal is most suitable for your scientific article? What criteria can you use to make the decision? In this independent learning material, you will find the answer to these questions. (Only available in English.)
What is open access?
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What is open access? What are its benefits? How does scientific publishing work with respect to open access? Take a look at this material to find the answers to these and many other questions. (Only available in English.)
How to quote
Resources for finding out how to cite a bibliographic reference correctly, plus applications that generate citations automatically.
When you publish, we recommend you bear the following questions in mind:
Open knowledge at the UOC
What is open access? Which are its benefits? The open access publishing strategies, its legal framework, and much more.
Depositing a scientific article in the O2 Repository UOC
Not sure how to deposit your publications in the institutional repository? We provide a link to a video and manual that explain everything you need to know:
This video shows you how to add documents to the UOC's institutional repository, the O2. Remember that to publish documents in it, you have to be a member of the UOC community.
The last few years have seen a growing interest in publishing research data in open access in order to support the transparency, visibility and impact of research, as well to guarantee that the data can be freely accessed, preserved, used and reproduced. You can find further information about the management and publication of research data:
Research data management
The importance of data management in the scope of research has increased in recent years along with the ability to disseminate and share data with other researchers and the general public. On this page, you can find all the information you need.
We offer a selection of resources and services to find out, increase the visibility of and monitor the impact of your scientific output and research data. We also help you manage your digital identity on academic social media.
The use of social media at the UOC
What should you know before starting? What should the content be? How are the different social media managed?
Consult the various services offer to facilitate the publication and dissemination of your research.
Prepare for accreditation processes
The service we offer can be useful for applying for certification by accreditation agencies (such as AQU or ANECA) and for internal and external calls for research group projects or as a researcher (e.g. SGR, MINECO).
Manage your search data
We can advise you on all aspects of research data management before, during and at the end of the project. We want to ensure that the FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) are always adhered to.
Publishing with impact
We can give you guidance for publishing the results of your research. We can give you advice on publishing policies and help you standardize your signature and find out about new calls for papers and conferences in your fields of knowledge and research.
Publish in the UOC's O2 repository
Publish the scientific output or doctoral thesis produced by you at the UOC as open access, and discover all the benefits of sharing your knowledge in this way. If you have any questions, you can contact us using the form for this service.