Advices to publish

Advices to publish scientific articles

1. Create your researcher profile 

The researcher profile is a digital identity, usually by means of a code, to uniquely identify scientific articles and publications. Having a researcher profile has multiple advantages such as standardizing and unifying in a single way the possible ambiguities of the person's name, in addition to collecting under the same code all the scientific production and thus recovering it more easily and therefore, increasing visibility and impact of the metrics.

 If you want more information, see Researcher profile

2. Publish in an identifiable and appropriate way

To avoid ambiguities and corrections, in addition to having a researcher profile, we advise you to always use an appropriate and identifying name form in your publications, which allows you quickly recognize youself. In the same way, we advise you to always publish under the same form of affiliation, which should follow the guidelines of the institution.


3. Make a good choice of the scientific journal

Choose the scientific journal in which the research carried out will be published is one of the most necessary and important tasks that you must keep it in mind. If you choose the right journal, it will mean a high number of citations and more visibility, greater impact and, therefore, a higher H index, greater impact on evaluation processes and accreditations, copyright control and greater dissemination in repositories.


 If you want more information, see Where to publish?



4. Scientific publications with DOI

Scientific publications that have the DOI code (Digital Object Identifier) are more recoverable and visible, because it is a system of identification and exchange of intellectual property in the digital environment and guarantees a direct access. Only publishers can request this code from the registration agencies, therefore we recommend that your articles be published in journals that assign a DOI code.
The DOI code is a persistent and unique identifier of digital objects (articles, books, book chapters, images, multimedia products, etc.). and a system that processes this identifier on the Internet to offer digital services. It consists of two elements divided by a slash: on the left of the bar there is a number (the prefix)  that identifies the entity and that provides the International DOI Foundation, on the right of the bar there is another code (the suffix), which provides the entity that registers and that can be any alphanumeric string. This suffix can be any standard identifier, such as the ISBN or any other proper identifier. The rule that determines the validity of a DOI is that it is unique.

5. Promote the visibility of your publications and collaborate with the Library

A good way to increase visibility is to actively promote and disseminate your publications. Keep your profiles updated, both in your researcher profiles and in the GREC-URL, where you can consult the scientific production of the University. The Office of Research and Innovation is responsible for disseminating the data to the Portal de la Recerca de Catalunya (PRC).

In addition, IQS Library is responsible for disseminating your publications in the RECERCAT institutional repository. Thanks to this repository, publications are available and the contents are recoverable through metadata, visibility is increased, there is a greater impact, and long-term preservation and access is ensured.

 If you want more information, see RECERCAT


6. Publish in Open Access 

Open Access publications are those that are disseminated openly so that anyone can consult them, with the only condition of respecting copyright, and being recognized through identification and citation.

In addition, it should be borne in mind that if an investigation is carried out with public funds, the scientific publication must be accessible for searching, respecting its rights.

 If you want more information, see Open Science