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Reading – Writing – Publishing
“In a perfect world, it shouldn’t matter where researchers publish. And if you happen to be on some editorial board or otherwise involved with a publisher, you would naturally choose a whole other venue to publish your work, to avoid biases.” – Dr. Jo Havemann
Some [scientific articles] are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.Francis Bacon, 1625
- Strategic Approaches to Scholarly Reading
Objective: to gain an overview of strategic approaches to scholarly reading
Treat reading as a goal-oriented, versatile activity and become a more effective reader. In this course, we will exchange on best reading practices and discuss the importance of reading speed adjustments, asking questions to a text and following the structure of various scholarly reading materials.
Additionally, we will look into selected digital tools to improve the discoverability of scholarly texts to identify those that are relevant to your research topic.
This workshop is designed to help young scientists understand reading as an activity and help them become more efficient and effective readers. Good readers are flexible in their reading approach: instead of ‘plodding’, that is reading consistently at 150 words per minute, well-trained readers have the capacity to adjust their speed to the material. In addition, they have a clear purpose and understanding of the texture and structure of their reading materials. Thus, reading is an active and purposeful act that needs a focused and selective reader.
- Writer <> Reader perspectives
- Text structure
- Active reading and effective note-taking
- Selective reading speed
- Text comprehension strategies
- Improved reading focus and dealing with distractions
- Digital tools for collaborative reading and annotating and literature search
Kump P, (Nov 1998), Breakthrough Rapid Reading. Published by Prentice Hall Press | 304 Pages | 7 x 9-1/4| ISBN 9780735200197
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- Preprints, and other types of research output that can be archived on a preprint server
- Open Peer Review as a [better] way of assessing each other’s quality of research
- Innovative workflows and platforms for research dissemination and discovery
Within the concept of Open Science, Open Access publishing plays a key role for the dissemination and unrestricted accessibility of research results across disciplines. Types for open access vary from green, to gold, diamond, hybrid and black and allow for sharing of manuscripts and datasets directly or with certain limitations, restrictions or delays (embargos) to be viewed publicly. So then how is it possible to make an informed decision about repository and journal selection or data dissemination? Similar questions arise when it comes to the quality assurance of scholarly output. Recently established organizations, nowadays offer platforms and communities for publisher-independent open peer review processes that may complement or even replace Peer Review as we know it.
You will learn how to deposit your manuscripts and datasets in open repositories as well as with a tailored journal selection strategy. We will discuss and compare digital platforms, and learn how to make informed decisions about journal selection and data dissemination. Make your research output discoverable and accessible so that the results of your research can unfold societal impact and benefits.
Writing and Publishing Scientific Papers: A Primer for the Non-English Speaker, by Gábor Lövei | May 2021 214pp. | DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0235
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