Course detail

Scientific publishing A to Z

FEKT-DKC-EIZAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course guide students through the process of creating of a scholarly text. In the first chapters, the course focuses on the collection of information from available electronic resources, their correct use and quoting. Next chapters provide the tips for creating a scholarly text and choosing a suitable journal for publishing. In the last chapters the course focuses on the dissemination of the results of the scientific work and the citation analyzes.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student will know the basic sources of scientific information from pre-paid databases at BUT as well as freely available information sources and patent databases. He will be able to cite the literature correctly. He/she will be familiar with the basic principles of creating a scientific text and the basics of the publishing process. He/she will be able to find a suitable journal for publishing the text and in relation to the evaluation of science in Czech Republic. He will know the basic possibilities to promote the results of the scientific work in the online environment. Will be able to perform citation analysis of the publishing results using various tools.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of working with PC and Internet.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Wallwork, A.: English for writing research papers. New York: Springer, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4419-7921-6. (EN)
Marek, J., Dědičová, P., Skůpa, J.: Open acces na VUT v Brně. Brno: Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Ústřední knihovna, 2014. (CS)
Krčál, M., Teplíková, Z.: Naučte (se) citovat. Blansko. Citace.com, 2014. ISBN 978-80-260-6074-1. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught in the form of e-learning using the LMS Moodle and through individual consultations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

To pass the course successfully, it is necessary to pass the assigned tasks in individual chapters for at least 50%.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Creative techniques for choosing a topic
2. Google vs. databases and basics of searching
3-4.. EIZ at the BUT and the discovery system Primo
5. Patent databases and freely available resources
6. Selecting a journal or conference, Methodology of science evaluation
7. Publishing process and copyright
8. Fundamentals of scholarly text preparation
9. Fundamentals of referencing
10.-11. Reference managers and Citace PRO
12. Evaluation of science, citation analysis and altmetrics
13. Promoting the results of scientific work

Aims

The aim of the course is to show students the possibilities of searching for scientific information, processing the information into a scholarly text and acquaint them with the principles of ethical use of information. Students will also got an overview of the evaluation of science in the Czech Republic and will be able to choose the appropriate journal or conference to present their scientific results. The course will also help them with the promotion of their work and subsequent analyzes of the success of their texts.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The definition of the controlled education and the way of its implementation are stipulated by the updated guarantor's annual regulation.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DKC-KAM Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective
  • Programme DKC-EKT Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective
  • Programme DKC-IBE Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective
  • Programme DKC-MET Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective
  • Programme DKC-SEE Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective
  • Programme DKC-TLI Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective
  • Programme DKC-TEE Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective

Type of course unit

 

Seminar

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning