Every year one week in October is devoted worldwide to Open Access. As every year the TUHH takes part. You are invited to attend the multifaceted program for the Open Access Week 2018 from October 22 to October 28 at the Hamburg University of Technology. Continue reading
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
Often asked for; now it’s time: From now on, the DOI for your document will be displayed on tub.dok before you upload a publication.
This allows you to add the DOI to your PDF for better identification of printouts or saved copies of the file or to insert a quotation recommendation.
By the way, tub.dok supports different persistent identifier schemes: DOI (Digital Object Identifier), Handle and URN (Uniform Resource Name). Persistent identifiers are used to ensure that a publication can be referenced unambiguously and permanently. Of these, the DOI is the best known and therefore the most important one for you.
The named persistent identifiers are initially marked, but have not yet been registered. Therefore, they cannot yet be resolved. They will be registered after completion of your publication, if the publication is activated by us. We will let you know by e-mail. Please be patient until then. :-)
tub.dok is Open Source
The extension of the software DSpace-CRIS, which we use as the basis of our open access repository, was realized by The Library Code and is available to the entire DSpace community via a branch on github for subsequent use.
Coming to the library at noontime for a coffee! In March you are invited to attend our “Coffee Talks”. After a shot impulse as topical input, there is space for shared discussion and a coffee.
The topics include aspects of using information, like publishing, researching or visualising as well as issues of the (new) German intellectual property law and IT security.
5 dates in March, each 1.15 pm to 1.45 pm in room 0.004, in the large group room behind the information desk:
- Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Done! And now publishing your thesis! Challenges between print and online
(Impulse and moderation: Thomas Hapke)
- Thursday, March 8, 2018
The new UrhWissG (german intelelctual property law): worth knowing for research
(Impulse and moderation: Nazime Assly)
- Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Transparent research – citation analysis with the database Web of Science
(Impulse and moderation: Thomas Hapke)
- Thursday, March 15, 2018
Visualisation in academic work
(Impulse and moderation: Detlev Bieler)
- Tuesday, March 20, 2018
IT security in daily routine: confidential data, mobile working, collaboration
(Impulse and moderation: Heiko Weier)
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!
Long awaited and today it’s time: Citavi 6 is released. The most important change is the Citavi Cloud.
tub.dok is the open access repository of the TUHH for freely available publications of members of the TUHH in full text. We make sure that the publications can be permanently stored and found in various services worldwide.
We are very pleased that we were able to extend tub.dok with three important functions during the International Open Access Week 2017: Continue reading
Congratulations, you’ve registered for an ORCID iD! The next step is using your iD to build your ORCID record. We know the last thing you want is to have to spend more time updating yet another system, so why not let the organizations and platforms you already interact with do most of the work for you? Not only will it save you time, it also reduces the risk of errors, and helps you ensure trustworthy connections between you and your research contributions and affiliations. After all, who better than your journal to assert articles that you have authored?
We recommend following these six easy steps to building an authoritative ORCID record – while hardly lifting a (digital) finger! Continue reading
Many of you probably know Zotero as a reference management tool. Yesterday version 5.0 was released. Most remarkably this will be the beginning of the end of Zotero as Firefox Add-on. During the next month users of the Firefox Add-on will be requested to migrate to the desktop version. But no need to worry. Zotero Connector will ensure easy browser integration for Firefox as well as for Chrome, Safari and Opera.
What else will come aboard? “My Publications”: Easily build a list of works — articles, papers, books, etc. — that you’ve created and share them on your profile page on zotero.org. News feeds can be managed within Zotero. More can be found in the change log.