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, disseminate and track your research
We help you decide where to publish your paper and look for bibliometric indicators and altmetrics, we standardize your signature, we tell you about new calls for papers and conferences, and we inform you about publishing policies and copyright licences.
The service is aimed at doctoral candidates, researchers (management profile) and teaching staff.
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How it works?
View the support options we can give you in relation to publishing, disseminating and tracking your research.
Choose your preferred option in the drop-down menu and fill in the form with detailed information about your enquiry.
When we receive your enquiry, we will contact you to agree on the deadline for resolving it.
We help you choose where to publish your work
We help you lay down strategies for publishing the results of your research based on topic, access type (open or closed), frequency, review time and editorial quality, as well as its visibility and impact in the relevant field of knowledge and the reach of your research.
You can request bibliometric data reports from those sources that are most relevant to your field of knowledge (such as WoS-JCR, Scopus-SJR, ERIH). We can also include altmetric data on visibility on social media.
Improve your digital profile for researchers
Use the same signature in every scientific database. This will give your research significantly more visibility, saving you time when it comes to retrieving your scientific output.
Always be informed of new calls for papers and conferences
We will send you regular notifications of new calls for papers and conferences in your field of research.
Find out about publishing policies and licences
We can give you information about the publishing policies and licences currently applicable to scientific publishing, and will help you with any questions you may have:
- What is a specific journal's or publishing group's editorial policy?
- Which Creative Commons licence is best for you?
- What embargo period applies to your publications?
- What uses of your work/publication can you allow with the licence under which you have published it?
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.
Track your impact and visibility
We can provide a tailored consultation, support and advice service on bibliometric indicators and altmetrics to analyse the scientific impact of scientific output and its visibility on social media.
We draw up reports tailored to your specific needs: support in the analysis of bibliometric indicators and altmetrics relating to your publications, research group or faculty.
Rosa Padrós CuxartOperative subgroup: Open science and services for research Operative group: Office of the Deputy General Manager (Research and Innovation). Open Science
Sebastiano Giorgi-ScalariOperative subgroup: Open science and services for research Operative group: Office of the Deputy General Manager (Research and Innovation). Open Science
Joaquim EspínOperative subgroup: Open science and services for research Operative group: Office of the Deputy General Manager (Research and Innovation). Open Science
Walewska DuranOperative subgroup: Academic Journal Editing Operative group: Office of the Deputy General Manager (Research and Innovation). Open Science
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I find out which journals I can publish my work in?
To help you identify the academic journals where you can publish a manuscript, you can consult a variety of resources setting out the existing journals, as well as the page on the publication process prepared by the Library staff.
How should you sign your scientific output?
In order to quickly and accurately track the scientific output published in multiple sources (such as journals, books or book chapters) and different databases, we suggest you follow the UOC's recommendations regarding references to your first name and surname(s), as well as your affiliation.
What is RSS?
RSS is an acronym with various meanings, the most widely accepted of which is really simple syndication. This is an XML-based format designed specifically for places with rapidly changing news. The text produced in RSS feeds usually contains the headline of each news item and a link to the website where you can read the full content.
An RSS feed is an easy way to get notified when the websites you're interested in publish new content. This way, instead of going to a website to find new news items and see if anything has changed, the RSS feed automatically informs you when new information appears, as well as allowing you to group together all the sources of information you're interested in so you can view them all on the same computer screen.
To follow RSS feeds, you need to install an RSS reader. This, also known as a news aggregator or news reader, is a piece of software that brings together all the news sources you have subscribed to so you can read all the headlines in one place. There are many free news readers online:
What is copyright? What are Creative Commons licences?
Copyright is the way to provide legal protection to an author's (artistic or literary) intellectual property over their work. In other words, it ensures that an author's intellectual property is recognized and thus protects the exclusive rights of commercial exploitation, dissemination, reproduction or publication of the work, as well as other associated rights.
Creative Commons licences allow authors to authorize certain uses of their work. The author exercises the exclusive legal right to stipulate certain conditions regarding the use and distribution of their work. They can allow others to freely reproduce the work provided they are always acknowledged as the author, as well as establish - or not establish - restrictions on commercial use and the ability to create derivative works.
For more information, see the Library's Intellectual Property section.