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Points of attention in publishing

What are my rights and obligations as an author?

The University Library informs you about your copyrights as an author.
Practical information on using text and images by others can be found in the LibGuide Copyright.

What is the impact factor of the journal I want to submit my article to?

You will find this information in the Journal Citation Reports. Impact factors tell you retrospectively what is the average number of citations that articles receive in the first two years after publication. It is important to note that the distrubution of citations over articles in any journal is very skewed and shows a lot of variation hidden from the impact factor average. Impact factors are citation figures, as such an aspect of impact measurement, and not a measure of quality. Many new journals, journals in the humanities and non-English journals have no impact factor.

How do I find out if my article is being cited?

You can find the citation analysis of your article in

How to work with Scopus you can find in the LibGuide Scopus.
How to work with Web of Science you can find in the LibGuide Web of Science (in Dutch, English version forthcoming)

Howe to work with Google Scholar you can find in the LibGuide Google Scholar

Open access

Open access enhances the findability and visibility of your publication.

Do you wish to develop an e-journal yourself? The University Library can assist you.
Have a look at the current portfolio

You may consider giving attention to your publication on social media.


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