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ACADEMIC PUBLISHING:
FROM BENCH TO PRESS
DR. FRANCK VAZQUEZ
BASEL, 16 APRIL 2014
BASIC RESEARCH ?
RESEARCH IS USED TO ESTABLISH FACTS, SOLVE NEW OR EXISTING PROBLEMS AND
TO SUPPORT OR DEVELOP NEW THEORIE...
BASIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
GET FUNDING
DO EXPERIMENTS
WRITE MANUSCRIPT
DESIGN PROJECT
PUBLISH RESULTS
BASIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
GET FUNDING
DO EXPERIMENTS
WRITE MANUSCRIPT
DESIGN PROJECT
PUBLISH RESULTS
BE UP‐TO‐DATE
MAKE HY...
BASIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
GET FUNDING
DO EXPERIMENTS
WRITE MANUSCRIPT
DESIGN PROJECT
PUBLISH RESULTS
PLAN MANPOWER
PLAN BU...
BASIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
GET FUNDING
DO EXPERIMENTS
WRITE MANUSCRIPT
DESIGN PROJECT
PUBLISH RESULTS
ANALYSE SAMPLES
RECOR...
BASIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
GET FUNDING
DO EXPERIMENTS
WRITE MANUSCRIPT
DESIGN PROJECT
PUBLISH RESULTS
BROAD CONCLUSION
SUMM...
BASIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
GET FUNDING
DO EXPERIMENTS
WRITE MANUSCRIPT
DESIGN PROJECT
PUBLISH RESULTS
TIMING OF RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
GET FUNDING
DO EXPERIMENTS
WRITE MANUSCRIPT
DESIGN PROJECT
PUBLISH RESULTS
GET FUNDING
DO EX...
PUBLISHING ?
THE PROCESS OF PRODUCTION AND DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION,
LITERATURE, MUSIC, …
THE ACTIVITY OF MAKING INFOR...
ACADEMIC PUBLISHING
ONLY EXPERTS CAN READ / FULLY UNDERSTAND YOUR MANUSCRIPT.
THESE EXPERTS ARE YOUR COMPETITORS!!
THE KEY...
JOURNAL IMPACT FACTOR
SCIENTISTS RELY ON IMPACT FACTOR OF JOURNALS TO PUBLISH THEIR WORK:
AVERAGE NUMBER OF CITATIONS TO R...
THANK YOU
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  1. 1. ACADEMIC PUBLISHING: FROM BENCH TO PRESS DR. FRANCK VAZQUEZ BASEL, 16 APRIL 2014
  2. 2. BASIC RESEARCH ? RESEARCH IS USED TO ESTABLISH FACTS, SOLVE NEW OR EXISTING PROBLEMS AND TO SUPPORT OR DEVELOP NEW THEORIES. RESEARCH PROJECTS CAN SERVE TO EXPAND PAST WORKS IN THE FIELD AND MIGHT TEST THE VALIDITY OF INSTRUMENTS OR PROCEDURES. THE PURPOSE OF BASIC RESEARCH ARE DOCUMENTATION, DISCOVERY, INTERPRETATION, OR THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF METHODS AND SYSTEMS. AIM OF RESEARCH IS TO INCREASE KNOWLEDGE AND TO USE THIS KNOWLEDGE TO CREATE NEW APPLICATIONS. Adapted from wikipedia
  3. 3. BASIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES GET FUNDING DO EXPERIMENTS WRITE MANUSCRIPT DESIGN PROJECT PUBLISH RESULTS
  4. 4. BASIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES GET FUNDING DO EXPERIMENTS WRITE MANUSCRIPT DESIGN PROJECT PUBLISH RESULTS BE UP‐TO‐DATE MAKE HYPOTHESES IDEA IS VALID ?
  5. 5. BASIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES GET FUNDING DO EXPERIMENTS WRITE MANUSCRIPT DESIGN PROJECT PUBLISH RESULTS PLAN MANPOWER PLAN BUDGET WRITE APPLICATION WAIT !!! PLAN EXPERIMENTS
  6. 6. BASIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES GET FUNDING DO EXPERIMENTS WRITE MANUSCRIPT DESIGN PROJECT PUBLISH RESULTS ANALYSE SAMPLES RECORD DATA PREPARE SAMPLES CONCLUDE /  NEW HYPOTHESES
  7. 7. BASIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES GET FUNDING DO EXPERIMENTS WRITE MANUSCRIPT DESIGN PROJECT PUBLISH RESULTS BROAD CONCLUSION SUMMARIZE DATA
  8. 8. BASIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES GET FUNDING DO EXPERIMENTS WRITE MANUSCRIPT DESIGN PROJECT PUBLISH RESULTS
  9. 9. TIMING OF RESEARCH ACTIVITIES GET FUNDING DO EXPERIMENTS WRITE MANUSCRIPT DESIGN PROJECT PUBLISH RESULTS GET FUNDING DO EXPERIMENTS WRITE MANUSCRIPT DESIGN PROJECT PUBLISH RESULTS
  10. 10. PUBLISHING ? THE PROCESS OF PRODUCTION AND DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION, LITERATURE, MUSIC, … THE ACTIVITY OF MAKING INFORMATION/KNOWLEDGE AVAILABLE. PUBLICATION IS IMPORTANT AS A LEGAL CONCEPT: GIVES FORMAL NOTICE OF AN INTENTION ESTABLISHES COPYRIGHT = PROTECTS INFORMATION SERVES TO ESTABLISH/DETERMINE PRIMACY
  11. 11. ACADEMIC PUBLISHING ONLY EXPERTS CAN READ / FULLY UNDERSTAND YOUR MANUSCRIPT. THESE EXPERTS ARE YOUR COMPETITORS!! THE KEY FUNCTIONS OF ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS/EDITORS IS TO MANAGE THE PROCESS OF PEER REVIEW: MAIN AIM IS TO ORGANIZE AN IMPARTIAL ASSESSMENT OF RESEARCH MANUSCRIPTS. ANOTHER AIM IS TO INCREASE KNOWLEDGE AND RELEASE NEW FINDINGS IN A TIMELY MANNER.
  12. 12. JOURNAL IMPACT FACTOR SCIENTISTS RELY ON IMPACT FACTOR OF JOURNALS TO PUBLISH THEIR WORK: AVERAGE NUMBER OF CITATIONS TO RECENT ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS IN YEAR N TO PAPERS IN YEAR N‐1 AND N‐2 IF = NUMBER OF CITABLE PAPERS PUBLISHED IN YEAR N‐1 AND N‐2 IT IS AN INDICATOR OF THE JOURNAL VISIBILITY AND QUALITY: THE HIGHEST IMPACT, THE HIGHEST VISIBILITY !
  13. 13. THANK YOU
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