About communicating your research results, open access, copyrights, managing references, publishing research data, research impact, publishing a journal and archiving your project and research output.
As a University of Twente researcher, teacher or student, you will inevitably have to deal with copyrights. You might be infringing copyrights of other people’s work or transferring copyrights of your own work without realizing it. On the University Library website you can read about issues such as what copyrights are, if you are the copyright owner of your work, how you should handle copyrighted material, and how you can protect your copyrights.
Referencing and plagiarism
Your scientific work is an extension of the work of those who went before you: You build on other people’s work to create your own. When you use someone else’s work without referencing, you are plagiarizing: You are giving the impression that their work is your own, which is forbidden. In the light of the Code of Conduct for Academic Practice, referencing is of utmost importance.
On the University Library website you can read about how to reference as in-text citation and in a reference list, the use of a reference manager, how to avoid plagiarism and plagiarism detection software.
Publishing the results of your research starts with writing a good paper, article or thesis.
During this process issues come up, such as publication strategy, selecting a journal and the process of submitting an article. For advice on publishing please check the University Library website.
Doctoral thesis and PhD defence
When you are in the process of finishing your doctoral thesis and preparing the doctoral defence it is advisable to be well informed about the procedures (doctoral regulations) and requirements. The University Library offers support when publishing your doctoral thesis.
For more information about the doctoral defence, see the PhD info page.
Publications in UT Research Information
Your publications will be presented on the UT Research Information portal when you registered your research output in Pure Research Information. Read more at Preserving your research output.
Publishing a journal
At UT there is an open journal service available. It uses Open Journal Systems (OJS/PKP), which is open source journal management and publishing software.
Applying for an ISBN, DOI or ISSN
Independent publications (books, theses and reports, etc.) must be officially registered with an ISBN (International Standard Book Number). With a unique ISBN, you increase the findability and the accessibility of your publication.
For an online publication you need a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This is a unique electronic address for an online document, e.g. a journal article. A document's DOI is a permanent identifier, and provides a more stable link than a URL.
Here you can apply for an ISBN or DOI.
For a serial publication, such as a journal, an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is assigned.
Apply for an ISSN at the National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek)
When you publish open access, the peer-review process and often even the journals are the same as for traditional publishing. The difference lies in the number of people who have access to your publication.
The advantages of open-access publishing are enormous for researchers and research. And chances are that you can publish open access for free in top journals in your field, thanks to agreements between Dutch universities and publishers.
Visit the UT Open Access page and discover the advantages of Open Access (OA)!
Would you like to request a presentation for your research group about your options for open-access publishing, based on your publications? Would you like personal guidance in publishing your work open access or do you simply have a question about it? Please contact the information specialist of your faculty or send your question to the Research Support Desk.
Publishing your research data
For researchers and research organizations visibility of their scientific work is essential.
To publish your research data it is important to choose a trusted repository which means that is has a so-called Coretrustseal. One of the important services of a trusted repository is the issue of a persistent identifier for the purpose of sustainable access and citation.
Once you have published your data, you can enhance your publication(s). This process is two-fold: You need to let your dataset refer to your article(s), and vice versa.
More information about publishing your research data can be found the Research data management page.
Research impact is the significance of research within and outside of the academic world. Individual researchers as well as institutes are expected to show their research impact as part of various important processes. For managers, these can for example be SEP Evaluation and recruitment and promotion. For researchers, examples are applications for research funding and tenure track selection at intake.
The University Library offers support for researchers and management on determining, increasing and maintaining research impact. It provides platforms and expertise to support processes in which evaluation of research plays a role. One of these is Altmetric Explorer that aims to capture the attention that your scientific work gets in, and especially outside of the academic world. Another is SciVal, a tool that enables you to visualize research performance, benchmark relative to peers, develop collaborative partnerships and analyze research trends.
Preserving your research output
Science and society demand accountability and transparency from scientists. Therefore, besides publishing their work, individual researchers, research units and the university should preserve their research output, which mainly entails publications and research data. You are asked to archive your output in the Pure Research Information.
Preserving research data
In the light of open science and scientific integrity, sustainably archiving your static data and providing access is crucial. Data repositories let you digitally archive your (meta)data to keep your research verifiable, replicable and reusable for the long term.
Trusted Repositories received the Data Seal of Approval, which guarantees reliable, citable data that can be found, accessed (clear rights and licences) and used in the long term, even if the hardware and software become obsolete.
Preparing data for preservation
When preserving research data you have to think about which data should be preserved and where. Metadata must be added for the purpose of findability and accessibility and adequate documentation for verification and reusability. Special attention is needed when you need to preserve personal data. And the handling of the data files themselves, such as converting to a general format, may need some preparation.
Preserving your research project
Managing your information is important during a research project. You as an employee have a responsibility during this process. It is your task to provide for conditions that may keep the documents that were made up or received by you in good order during a certain amount of time or even permanent.
LISA department Archive helps you managing your documents (‘records’) during its life cycle. It may ensure that your records of historical, fiscal, and legal value are identified and preserved, and that non-essential records are discarded in a timely manner according to Dutch guidelines and identified legislation.
More information about project archiving.