The scientific potential of the Medical University of Gdańsk is over a thousand researchers and over three hundred doctoral students, active in publications fields in the national and international scientific circuit. The Centre for Excellence of Scientific Publications was established with a view to them. As part of it, we offer comprehensive support in the field of communication of research results, in particular at various stages of preparation of scientific publications in English. The aim of the Centre is authors support in in obtaining the highest possible linguistic and editorial (The ’’Proof Reading’’ Program) and graphics quality (The ’’Graphic Design’’ Program) of articles submitted to scientific journals.
We also invite the authors of the publications to read the detailed list (below) of scientific journals divided into quartiles, deciles and research areas, taking into account the currently valid bibliometric parameters.
Journals with IF 2019 quartiles deciles PRA Clinical Medicine Shanghai (17.6 MB)
We are in possession of database of cooperating companies that provide professional translation and proof reading services at the highest level (according to the requirements of the journals from the Philadelphia list). We will advise and we can intermediate in contact of this type of service. Authors of works who need support in the field of visual design of the text and advanced graphics (inventing/editing of graphic elements in texts, e.g. figures, tables, charts) can also count on our help.
Sample projects of the “Graphic Design” Program:
In collaboration with the Main Library, we provide access to databases of scientific publications. We also help in searching and analysing information helpful in selecting scientific journals for publications, including the “Open Access” formula, we encourage you to get acquainted with the offer of the ’’Open Access’’ Program.
We are working on a system that allows researchers to make a substantive “internal review” of manuscripts of works before sending them for publication. This system will be based on cooperation with interested University employees (including retired professors related to the University) and cooperating scientists (including visiting professors). It will certainly be an opportunity to obtain valuable comments from experienced scholars and to improve the prepared texts. Currently, we encourage you to get acquainted with the offer of medRxiv and bioRxiv portals presented at the end of the text.
We also encourage everyone interested in popularizing the results of their work to get acquainted with the Science is People and Nauka to ludzie websites, where we present the achievements of the employees of the Medical University of Gdansk in a form of short films.
We also plan to develop the Centre’s activities in the area of organizing workshops devoted to improving the skills of presenting research results, both in the form of publications and conference presentations.
Support programs offered by the Centre for Excellence of Scientific Publications:
- The Proof Reading Program,
- The Open Access Program,
- The Graphic Design Program.
We dearly invite you to contact us.
Medrxiv.org and biorxiv.org platforms – publication of the manuscript before official publication
There are many options that can help improving manuscripts. One of the option is publishing the manuscript before its official publication in a selected scientific periodical. We encourage authors of texts to use open platforms that provide this opportunity:
Publications posted on medrxiw.org and biorxiv.org are not subject to the peer-review process, they only undergo basic content verification.
The assumption is that the peer-review process will take place after it sending to the editors of the target journals or the text is already underway. The opportunities offered by the above platforms has three undoubted advantages. First, from the moment the manuscript is placed on the platform, the work is citable. Second, other scientists can comment on the manuscript and their tips can help improve the article. Third, the ongoing monitoring of published papers gives access to the latest research results that have not yet appeared in print.
The portal is regularly used by researchers around the world to share their discoveries, and reputable scientific and research units support it in the process of employee evaluation. It can be useful due to the long review process in the best scientific journals.
Before placing a preprint in one of the indicated repositories, authors should read the policy of the publisher of the journal in which the full version of the article is to be published. This can be done, for example by using the SHERPA/RoMEO website and make sure that the guidelines of the publishing house are followed.
In case of additional questions questions about the SHERPA/RoMEO service, please contact us.
Main Library of the Medical University of Gdańsk
Dębinki 1 Street
Phone (58) 349 10 43
For any other questions regarding medrxiw.org and biorxiv.org, please contact the coordinator of the Centre for Excellence of Scientific Publications, Agnieszka Anielska.
Medical University of Gdańsk
Dębinki 7 Street
Phone: 58 349 11 63