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LTH PhD Students Introduction Guide: Share & publish

by librarian Emma-Lisa Hansson

Research Portal

What is an Institutional Repository?

A Repository is an online database used by institutions to organize, capture, preserve, and provide access to the intellectual output of a scholarly community. The portal gather and disseminate a variety of scholarly materials. The idea is to provide open access to institution’s research output to the broader world. In planning right now is how it will be possible as a researcher to also add data sets.

It includes the following types of documets: Open access publications, Lund university faculty publications,theses and dissertations.

Why Deposit?

There are many benefits of depositing, also known as self-archiving, in an institutional repository. It ensures the long-term digital preservation of your work. It can be used as one stop place to gather and access all scholar's work. It makes work widely available and findable via Google, increasing visibility and research impact!

Publishers' Policies

Open access publishing

Open access (OA) means that research results are published in such a way that they are freely accessible online. There are two “roads” to OA, the “golden road”, and the “green road”.

n Lund University’s policy on publishing, researchers are encouraged to publish OA as much as possible in order to increase research visibility, use and impact. Today, many of the large research funders demand that research results be published so that they are freely accessible to everyone.

We have compiled OA information in the following links based on the two routes to OA: publishing directly in an OA journal (the golden road) and self-archiving (the green road).

How to find Open Access material

If you search on the databases that Lund univeristy libraries provide, chances are that you wont be able to reach the that much information once you finish your studies or if you study somewhere else. Academic information is very expensive and the univeristies pays a lot of money to get access to academic material. You can start to look for Open Access instead! Open access (OA) is freely available, digital and online information. Open access scholarly literature is free of charge and often carries less restrictive copyright and licensing barriers than traditionally published works, for both the you as a users but also for the authors.

Publisher Copyright Policies & Self-archiving

Step 1: Please find out your Journal's copyright policy from the SherpaRomeo page.

Step 2: You can check if your publisher allows you to archive your article into your institutional repository.

Is it really you? Make a name for yourself

If you want to increase your visibility as an academic researcher, then a researcher ID is beneficial. There are some easy tools for this, including ORCID ID and Google Scholar Profile. These will help you to collect all your academic publications so that they can be found by others, at the same time you can claim your publications and let everyone know that this specific ID is truly you.

How to find relevant conferences

Conferences are excellent venues for meeting research colleagues from around the world! Take advantage of the networking that the conferences can provide for you and the valuable feedback for your research. Networking can also help you find opportunities for collaboration.

 A small checklist for choosing conferences:

  • Participate in discussions with colleagues about relevant conferences.
  • Search the Internet for conferences in your field.
  • Sign up for newsletters from associations that regularly host conferences.
  • Read the programme of past conferences; are the topics relevant for you?
  • Who is organizing the conference? Is it an association or institution that has impact in your discipline?
  • Has the conference been held several times?
  • How often does the conference take place?
  • Is it an international or national conference?
  • Who are the participants and key-note speakers at the conference?

Research data

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