28 & 29 June, 2015 – Munich, Germany
THE ART OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING: 
BACKGROUNDS - CONCEPTS - STRATEGIES

INSTRUCTOR:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Öchsner, D.Sc.
Griffith University (Gold Coast Campus) 
Australia

Course Brochure (PDF)


BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE: 
Participants will be in a better position to increase their publications output. Knowing the background of many involved questions and plenty of issues which must be considered during the entire publications process will allow to increase the success

COURSE CONTENTS: 
• Technical and Cognitive Skills in the Context of Scientific Publishing 
• Types of Scientific Publications 
• Publishing companies, publishing fees, open access journals
• Publication Pyramid 
• Scientific Data Bases (ISI Web of Science, SCOPUS, other sources) 
• Statistical Evaluation of Bibliographical Data – Evaluation of Journals, Scientists and 
• Institutions (Citations, Impact Factor, h-index, international trends, …)
• How to Assess Quality / Is the Quality Assessed? 
• What can be published in international journals ("new")?

The structure of a journal paper: 
• Title 
• Authors (corresponding author, order of authors) 
• Abstract 
• Keywords 
• Main Structure (Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Summary and Outlook) 
• Acknowledgments (what can/should be mentioned) 
• References 

Further topics: 
• Literature review / state-of-the-art
• Justification of new approach, strategy, findings
• Use of variables and units
• Figures and tables (style, labels, format, how to include)
• Different formats for reference section
• Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
• Final layout, layout for submission
• Proofs 

Plagiarism: 
• Correct citation (how?, what must/should be cited)
• Authorship
• Ideas
• Parallel manuscript submission
• Consequences
• Copyright agreement (what do I sign?) 

Strategies to publish:
• Where to submit? How to select an appropriate journal
• "False Friends" – some strange online journals
• Review process (how it works, how to suggest possible reviewers)
• Consideration of entire time frame (from the idea to the published work)
• Cover letter (information included)
• Revising a manuscript (reply to referees, how to highlight changes in a revised manuscript)
• How to submit: regular submission or other ways
• Which software to use for text processing and image generations
• English language and style
• After a manuscript is published – how can I use the content/manuscript (copyright issues)?

PLENTY OF SPACE FOR QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSIONS


Professor Öchsner is highly experienced in scientific publications. His list of publications comprises more than 350 scientific publications. More than 100 publications are cited on ISI Web of Science. He is the editor-in-chief of the international journal Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics - CMT (Springer, Germany) and editor-in-chief of the international book series on Advanced Structured Materials – AMS (Springer, Germany). He received several awards related to scientific publications such as the publication award from his former University ("Main Contributor" 2008, "Impact Factor Journals" 2010) or the Top Reviewer Award of the international journal Materials Letters (Elsevier, 2009). Professor Öchsner is actually working as Full Professor and Head of Discipline, Mechanical Engineering, at Griffith School of Engineeringand he is conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
REGISTRATION:

Registration form here (doc.)
REGISTRATION FEE:
Regular registration: 880, € (*)
DSL / ACEX Participants: 480, € (*)

(*) until 15 March, 2015

After 15 March, 2015: 
980, € (Regular registration)
480, € ( DSL/ACEX Participants)

Registration includes: 
- 2 Full Days Course, 
- Printed Course Materials, in Book Format
- Course Certificate, 
- 2 Refreshments Daily, 
- Lunch at Hotel Venue (Daily / 2 Days)

For more information, contact:
Dr. Meire Gomes
Meire.gomes@icc-conferences.com

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Abstract Submission is OPEN!
Deadline for Abstract Submission:
16th FEBRUARY, 2015

(note that it is not compulsory to submit an Abstract to attend the Conference)

Notification of acceptance:
until 20th FEBRUARY, 2015

Early Bird Registration: until 15th MARCH, 2015

Reduced Registration Fee
Until 20th December, 2014


Deadline for Full Paper
Submission:
Until 15th July, 2015

(Not compulsory to submit a Full
Paper / Manuscript)

ADVANCED COURSES
28 & 29 June, 2015

DSL2015:
22-26 June, 2015