Welcome to Academic Information Searching, Publishing and Management (AISPM).

Due to the Corona situation the course is postponed. New date: 12-13 November 2020.

If you have already been registered for the course in March, please register again if you wish to participate in November.

Please observe that this course is intended for PhD students within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Please enrol in the course here: https://phd.moodle.aau.dk/course/view.php?id=1484

Date: 12-13 November 2020


Time: 9.00 - 15.00

Description: This 2-day course gives you skills and knowledge within a wide range of relevant areas useful during your PhD. The objective of the course is to facilitate your entrance into the academic research world, so it is recommended that you take it when starting your PhD.

The course will cover these essential areas (see the attached file for a detailed programme):

• Searching, evaluating and organising information – How to apply a structured method to search information e.g. for a literature review. How to prepare and apply relevant criteria for assessing and documenting the search results. How reference management tools can facilitate the process of organising search results

• Research evaluation – What research evaluation entails. Citations and h-index as measures for evaluating research. How to use the most central databases in research evaluation for your subject

 • Publication strategy - How to increase publications’ visibility and searchability in databases through well-informed choices regarding an article’s key features (titles, keywords and abstracts) and choice of publication channel such as BFI and other relevant impact measures. How to use relevant tools and websites for choosing where to publish

 • Research visibility, networking and profiling - How to register research in VBN, knowledge and use of researcher identifiers, scholarly networks and Open Access

The course is a “toolbox for research”-course with a mix of presentations and hands-on exercises, either working on your own focusing on your own PhD-project or in small groups with a shared focus. Please remember to bring your computer.

Preparation before the course: Please see the attached file with articles of subjects covered in the course. As preparation for the class exercises, you are asked to skim an article, which is also attached. Prior to the course you also need to make sure you can log in to Aalborg University Research Portal at vbn.aau.dk/admin. For support, please contact vbn@aub.aau.dk.

Exercises: There will be both class exercises and home exercises. The home exercises will be introduced during the course. You arerequired to finish the home exercises at home and return them by a specific date.

Accommodation: There will be coffee and tea during the day. However, you will have to bring your own lunch. Alternatively, you have to go to the canteen at Fibigerstræde 15. It is approximately a 10 minutes’ walk.

Course language: English

Important: In order to pass the course you are required to be present for the duration of the course’s two days and complete the home exercises.

Organizers: Anne Marya Greve, e-mail: amj@aub.aau.dk

Lecturers from Aalborg University Library Infoteam and VBN Team


Registration deadline: 1 November 2020