Third edition in English of the activity: Your doctoral thesis 4, 2022-2023 academic year.

The course is intended for UPC PhD students and teaching and research staff.

This course is part of the “Your doctoral thesis” pathway and is recommended in the intermediate phase of your thesis.



At the end of the workshop, participants will know:

How to design publishing strategies
About Open Access and Creative Commons licences
How to identify journal quality indicators
How to improve the writing of the parts of the publication
About recent changes in scientific communication



1. Scientific publishing
1.1. Publishing strategies
1.2. Intellectual property and open access
1.3. Journal impact analysis tools
1.4. Tools and tips for journal selection

2. Writing the article
2.1. Parts of an article
2.2. How to write a good abstract and select the best keywords
2.3. The cover letter
2.4. The peer review
2.5. Proceedings and conference proceedings, posters, books, etc.

3. Open science and scientific communicationOpen research data
3.1. Research data management



The workshop will alternate between explanation of general cases and discussion of participants’ questions.
Session materials will be available in Atenea.
This course is recommended in the initial stage of the thesis. It is part of the “Your doctoral thesis” pathway:

o Tools for organising information (Your doctoral thesis 1)

o Information resources and services in...... (Your doctoral thesis 2)

o Advanced Mendeley (Your doctoral thesis 3)

o Scientific publishing (Your doctoral thesis 4)

o Visibility and impact indicators (Your doctoral thesis 5)

o Writing and preparing your manuscript (Your doctoral thesis 6)

o Open Science (Your doctoral thesis 7)


The ICE will issue attendance certificates to participants provided they have registered through the application form and have been accepted.

A few days after the end, the information related to UPC teaching and research staff who have participated in the workshop will be provided to DRAC automatically.