The university requires each postgraduate student to have published two to three articles usually published from their chapter two, three, or four of their thesis before making their final submission of their thesis, it also demands faculty to have published within each year of their contract tenure upon renewal of their contracts. Publishing, therefore, is a crucial aspect of that category of library users, and knowledge of credible journals and publishers is essential to have.
Publications could be done in a variety of forms which include: books, book chapters, journal articles, conference proceedings, posters, datasets, etc. as mentioned above information about credible publishers and conference organisers is important to have. Think. Check. Submit is a tool that assists researchers as they make their choices of the right publishers.
Quality publication criteria
Scientific publishing has in place principles and standards by which the quality of the publication is judged. Among the most important are those in the picture below: It is these standards and many more that are used by the indexing agencies to index the publishers.
Indexing agencies carry out indexation services whereby they register publishers who meet the required registration standards, and their product information. Some of the standards include: ( link to Romero image)
Examples of indexing agencies include Dimensions, Google Scholar, Scite, Web of Science, Scopus, Econ Lit etc. Uganda Martyrs University has access to the first three agencies i.e. Dimensions, Google Scholar, Scite. The university also has its journal (Journal of Science and Sustainable Development – JSSD) indexed in Dimensions by African Journals, online publisher.
Maximizing the impact of research – author identifiers & visibility of research output
Open Researcher and Contributor IDentifier(ORCID IDs) are permanent identifiers that facilitate the unique identification of researchers thereby removing any possible existing ambiguities during publishing e.g. similarity in names, inconsistency in author names for the various publications, etc.
A Digital Object Identifier (DOIs) is a unique number assigned to a publication i.e. a journal article, and sometimes a book or book chapter. DOIs are provided by registration agencies (RAs) which allocate DOI name prefixes and provide the infrastructure that ensures permanent identification of the publication. DIO.org
Open access and how to use it to maximize the impact
open access means free access to the scholarly literature on the Internet. The most commonly invoked definition of open access comes from the Budapest Declaration (2002). Open access explained