The “Eleventh Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishingis approaching. The Munin Conference is an annual conference on scholarly publishing and communication, primarily revolving around open access, open data and open science, and raise and debate questions related to scholarly publishing. This year’s conference (2016) is the eleventh Munin Conference and is scheduled to take place 21–22 November 2016 at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway. Here you can find the complete Conference program.
Last day for registration is November 6! And the conference is free of charge for UiT employees and students, but remember to sign up in order to get lunch!
Keynote speakers this year will be:
Danny Kingsley, Head of Scholarly Communication at University of Cambridge. Her previous role was as Executive Officer of the Australian Open Access Support Group. She has worked as a science communicator for 15 years, including two years with ABC Science Online as a journalist for News in Science. Danny will speak about Reward, reproducibility and recognition in research – the case for going Open.
Stephen Curry, Professor of Structural Biology at Imperial College, London. He was a member of the steering group behind The Metric Tide: Report of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management (UK), and has been active in the discussions after the report was published. Stephen will speak about Zen and the Art of Academic Maintenance
Mark J. McCabe, Lecturer at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, and a Professor at SKEMA Business School, in Sophia Antipolis, France. In his research within the field of industrial organization he currently focuses on the economics of digital information goods markets (with a particular interest in scientific publishing) and the implications of the online environment for competition policy. Mark will speak about How Open Access Affects Competition in Scholarly Publishing Markets: A Tale of Good Intentions, Big Deals and Uncertain Outcomes.
Er du snart klar for å sende inn et manuskript, men er usikker på om du skal gå for tradisjonelle eller «open access» tidsskrifter? Vet du hva åpen forskningsdata er, og hvilken bruk du kan ha av det? Velkommen til vårt «Open Access» kaffe & vaffel seminar, organisert i samarbeid med Universitetsbiblioteket, etterfulgt av en åpen diskusjonsrunde ved UiT (Campus Tromsø). Dette vil du IKKE gå glipp av!
Are you about to submit your new manuscript and you are wondering if you should go for a traditional or an open access journal? Do you know what open research data is or what use it can have for you? Feel free to join us for an Open Access coffee & waffle seminar organised in collaboration with the University Library and followed by an open discussion round at UiT (Campus Tromsø). Do NOT miss out!
Writing a PhD benefits from the acquisition of competencies outside of the specific study, e.g. being aware of current academic norms, knowing how to retrieve, manage and treat references, handling scientific research data, and being up-to-date about open access publication.
The University Library works with these issues on a daily basis, and in 2015 we createdTake control of your PhD journey: From (p)reflection to publishing. This is a biannual seminar series designed for PhD students, coming from all fields of study at UiT. It consists of five different modules, independent yet interrelated, which are organised as interactive sessions combining theory, discussion, and practice. You can choose to attend one or all, all depending on your current needs.
Day 1. Think like an academic – work like an academic
When carrying out a PhD research project, we need to be familiar with and follow the norms of academic integrity. This includes perhaps first and formost the use of other sources, e.g. how to treat these as to avoid plagiarising. But moreover, academic integrity includes being aware of, and preventing, academic misconduct and other questionable research practices. Finally, the notion of academic integrity has in recent years extended to include the benefits of transparency of science, both for the research community and for society in general.
In this seminar, we invite you to partake in a cross-disciplinary and hopefully thought-provoking discussion on these important issues.
Literature search is an essential part of every research project. For science to move forwards, new research must build on all relevant sources, with both established knowledge and the newest discoveries. Insufficient search strategies may lead to perpetuating outdated or even false information and biased views.
This seminar focuses on doing systematic literature searches and how to use scientific databases in an efficient and effective way. It is designed as a workshop where there will be a combination of database information and practical searching. Further, to tailor the seminar to your needs as much as possible, we have created four different versions, all dependent on which discipline you are researching.
Day 3. The hows and whys of publishing open access
As a PhD student you want your research to be disseminated and made accessible to as many as possible. Knowledge about open science and open access (OA) publishing is essential if you want a further career in research.
In this seminar, we discuss what open access means and how publication choices affect both the scientific and the general community. We also focus on evaluation of publication channels, and how you can get funding for publishing open access at UiT.
Day 4. Manage your research data according to best practice
Research data are the foundation of research projects within most fields, as they allow you to confirm or draw new conclusions about a given subject. Further, good research data management and sharing is essential for scientific transparency and the increase and spread of knowledge.
In this seminar, you will get an introduction into how research data should be managed according to best practice at all stages of your research project. You will also receive information about our recently launched institutional archive, UiT Open Research Data.
When your references keep piling up, you need to work out a system that handles large amounts of references and makes it easy for you to use them and share them with your co-writers. EndNote is a reference management tool that makes these aspects of your writing process a piece of cake.
In this seminar, we teach you how to make the most of EndNote in your PhD studies. We offer one introductory seminar, where we focus on the basic functionalities of EndNote, such as creating an EndNote library and entering references into a Word document, and one seminar for advanced users, where we focus on aspects of EndNote facilitating sharing, organising and publishing references.