About Research Matters
"Publishing the results of your research is a logical and important step in the research process and the choice you make regarding how and where to publish is crucial if your work is to be made accessible to the widest possible audience".
This is the first sentence of a very practical guide about getting published, that we used as starting point for this portal. We gratefully acknowledge professor Anne-Wil Harzing for her Publish or Perish work.
There are several issues that you will need to consider if you decide to publish your research. You will need to think about how you want to publish your work: as a book, a book chapter, a journal article, etc., and then choose a publishing model in line with EUR recommendations, to achieve the highest possible impact.
This Research Matters portal is designed to showcase available (library) tools and highlight services available at the EUR to assist you throughout your research process, with a focus on the decision-making process about getting published, preferably in Open Access.
- Doing Research provides background information on the more organizational part of planning and performing research: funding issues, searching for information, collaborative tools, reference managers and writing skills.
- Getting Published and measuring impact focusses on the choice of the right channel to publish your research output and on the multiple sources of evidence, multiple indexes, multiple criteria available to measure research performance and impact.
- Open Access highlights the latest (inter)national developments on the so-called Golden and Green road to Open Access: publishing in Open Access simply means offering unrestricted online access to your writings. Here you can also find information about the EUR policy in this matter.
- Research Data provides guidelines for good practice in research data and is particularly appropriate for postgraduate students and early career researchers who work with data and would like to learn more about managing their research data.
Your supervisor or research coordinator and your departmental colleagues generally are the best people to advise you in these matters. But don't hesitate to ask the editorial board of this portal for more support, via the contact button. Or have another look at the EUR folder about Open Access.
This portal is a service of the University Library (UL) of the EUR, and will be further developed in cooperation with research coordinators at the EUR-faculties and schools. An editorial board to secure faculty input will be installed shortly.
The group presently responsible for this portal consists of:
- drs. A.C.J. (Gusta) Drenthe - University Library
- drs. J.G. (Judith) Gulpers - University Library
- drs. R. (Renske) Jongbloed - University library
- drs. R.N. (Roel) Otten - University Library.
- drs. P.J. (Paul) Plaatsman - University Library