In the moment there exist certainly more comfortable places than the TUHH library. 8-) In addition, the ventilation system in the lower reading room of the tub. is not working because of cleaning work. The system in the upper reading room works.
Software development is often an important part of scientific work at TUHH. Many use GitHub to create and share scientific software together. What was missing for a long time was the possibility to clearly reference this software. Only then it can be quoted without problems in scientific publications.
Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) have become the quasi-standard for referencing electronic publications. So what could be more obvious than using DOIs for software? Since 2014 this is possible through the cooperation of GitHub and Zenodo. Zenodo is an open platform for the permanent archiving of research results of almost any kind, operated by CERN and financed by the EU, among others: zenodo.org/features
If you are already active at GitHub, you can connect an existing repository with a Zenodo account. The repository will then be archived on Zenodo and a DOI for the repository is assigned. Further releases are also provided for.
A current example from the Institute of Communication Networks at TUHH:
Sebastian Lindner. (2018, July 16). ComNetsHH/LRE-OMNeT: Publication release (Version v1.0.1). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1313054
GitHub describes how it works in just under 10 minutes reading time: Making Your Code Citable
And two more tips about Zenodo:
- Use the TUHH-Community on Zenodo for the assignment to the TU: https://zenodo.org/communities/tuhh/ Assignment is also possible at a later date.
- Add the ORCID iD (Give credit where credit is due) to the authors, if necessary.
p.s. It should not go unmentioned: There is also an alternative repository connection to figshare:
Journals are a huge and sometimes confusing offer. How do I make sure I make the right choice for my purpose? In which Open Access journals can the publication be funded by the TUHH DFG-Publishing Fund?
Where can I find reputable journal titles or publishers?
- The members of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) are committed to a rigorous review process in order to meet scientific standards.
- The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists only peer-reviewed journals and was rebuilt with regard to stricter standards as of 1 January 2015. In addition to the review process, a journal title must have an ISSN, for example.
- The Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) offers standards for the publication process – especially for peer review. Many journals also publish ethical rules for authors.
What should I pay particular attention by selecting a journal?
The Think Check Submit page offers a checklist, some of which are questions:
Do you or your colleagues know the journal?
– Have you read articles in the journal in the past?
– Can you easily find the latest articles in the journal?
Can you simply identify and contact the publisher?
– Is the publisher’s name clearly indicated on the journal’s homepage?
– Can you contact the publisher by phone, e-mail or post?
Does the journal provide clear information on its peer review process?
Are the articles indexed in databases that you use yourself? e.g. Web of Science, Scopus?
Is it clear what costs will be incurred?
– Does the journal’s website explain what payments are made for and when they are billed?
Open Access significantly promotes the visibility of research. But Open Access has also become a new business model that attracts dubious providers. These send out a wide range of invitations to the scientific community with initially low rates for the publication of articles for “feeding”. There is no review process, but high item costs later. In other cases the articles are no longer available after a short time or they are not activated despite payment. In addition, these journals, also known as predatory journals or robbery journals, are generally not evaluated in the Web of Science and Scopus databases. It’s unfortunate for anyone who wants to pursue a scientific career. By the way, there are similar mechanisms for congress invitations!
Do you have any questions? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming to the library at noontime for a coffee! In the end of June and in July you are invited to attend our “tub.talks”. After a brief impulse as thematic input, there will be room for joint discussions and a coffee, this is the new format, that we would like to continue with this second series after its launch in March – at that time under the label „Coffee talks“.
The topics include aspects of using information, like publishing, researching or visualising as well as issues of the (new) German intellectual property law.
4 dates in in June and July, each on Monday, 1.15 pm to 1.45 pm in room 0.004, in the large group room behind the information desk:
- Monday, June 25, 2018
Transparent research – citation analysis with special databases
(Impulse and moderation: Thomas Hapke)
- Monday, July 2, 2018
The new UrhWissG (german intelectual property law): worth knowing for research
(Impulse and moderation: Nazime Assly)
- Monday, July 9, 2018
Visualisation in academic work
(Impulse and moderation: Detlev Bieler)
- Monday, July 16, 2018
Open Access – the right journal for the next article
(Impulse and moderation: Inken Feldsien-Sudhaus)
Update 19.07.2018: Slides | Blog: The right journal for my article – Think Check Submit
Use the opportunities for exchange, to ask questions, to learn from one another and to discuss. Add your own questions and suggestions (also for further topics for additional talks)!
We are happy to meet you!
The TUHH library is present at the Summer Party of the TUHH, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
According the motto “tub. – talking and making” you are invited to make little handicrafts with paper (for children and adults), little bookmarks or booklets with tipps for using information for academic work, as well as to talk about intellectual property rights and other challenges when handling information and working as academic.
Starting on Thursday, June 14, 2018, there will be our traditional book flea market in the TUHH library.
Please take a look at our shelf in the entrance area. We´ve stocked our shelf with book titles which could raise a smile on your faces. Have fun browsing and borrowing.
We will take care for interesting refill. Our selection is a vailable in Library Thing. Here you can also find titles of the promoted actions.
Enjoy the summer.
Pentecost weekend, Saturday 19-05-2018 – Monday 21-05-2018, the reading and work rooms of our library are open:
|Saturday||8:00am – 8:00pm|
|Sunday / Monday||10:00am – 8:00pm|
Have a nice holiday weekend!
In our yellow bookcrossing shelf in the lobby of the library you will find biographies, autobiographical and adventure stories as well as stories of fate and experience.
In addition, we present you a selection of literature on our shelf in the entrance area.
Didn’t find the person you were looking for? Then just browse through our catalogue.
The University Library will be closed all day on Saturday, 07-04- 2018, due to maintenance work on the power grid and central technical facilities of the TU Hamburg.
No computer network will be available in the library building from 6:00pm on Friday, 06.04.2018.
On Sunday, 08.04.2018, the library will be open again from 10.00am-8:00pm.
We ask for your understanding!
Grafik CCO Pixabay, Bru-nO