Classroom session 1: Disseminating and Searching


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|Topic | Time | Open Science aspect |
| ----- | :--: | :-----------------: |
| Introduction | 20 min. | Yes |
| Disseminating: impact | 45 min. | Yes |
| Searching: exploring the research field | 80 min. | Yes |
| Break | 15 min. | - |
| Disseminating: selecting journals or conferences | 60 min. | Yes |
| Wrap-up: Ready to publish | 20 min. | Yes |

###Introduction
*Time needed: 20 min.*

* Introduction teacher, participants;
* Practical information: topics, set-up of the workshop, deadlines.

Before the group session: participants watch the teacher’s introductory video and introduce themselves on the discussion forum.
###Disseminating: impact
*Time needed: 45 min.*
Brainstorm, in groups of four participants:

* When are you a top scientist?
* What is impact and how do you achieve it?

After the brainstorm, the most important points from all groups are collected at the front of the class. If necessary, the teacher adds missing points from a checklist, which includes Open Access publishing and sharing of research data (Open Data).
The brainstorm is followed by a short video of a PostDoc talking about his own experiences with impact (including tips & tricks). The PostDocs are encouraged to include Open Access/Open Data examples in their talk.
###Searching: exploring the research field
*Time needed: 80 min.*
Assignments:

* Use Analyze (Search) Results in Web of Science (Core Collection) or Scopus to find the authors and journals with most publications about a topic. Also, try to find the authors with most citations. Also, limit your search results to Open Access journals, and use Analyze (Search) Results to find the most popular Open Access journals.
* Use visualization tool [VOSviewer](http://www.vosviewer.com/) to visualize collaborations of TU Delft researchers.

Participants work individually on their own topics, but are encouraged to help each other as well. The teacher assists where necessary and shows the analyze features and results of the assignments in live demonstrations.
###Break
*Time needed: 15 min.*
###Disseminating: selecting journals or conferences
*Time needed: 60 min.*
As an introduction to the topic, a “card game” is played in groups of 4.

* 1st stack: choose a card with an objective for publishing.
* 2nd stack: select a card with a publication type matching the chosen objective.
* 3rd stack: select all cards with criteria to take into account when selecting a journal or conference to publish in or present at. Cards about Open Access and Open Data are included in the stack, but it is up to the participants to select the criteria they deem important. However, the teacher will ask about (not) selecting any Open Access criteria.
* 4th stack: select the cards describing where information about the selected criteria can be found. This includes cards for websites like [DOAJ](https://doaj.org/), [QOAM](https://www.qoam.eu/), and [re3data.org ](http://www.re3data.org/), for information about Open Access and Open Data.

When each group has selected their cards, the teacher takes <a href="/sites/default/files/images/scientific%20article%202.JPG" target="_blank">a photo of the result </a> to be posted on the course website, and briefly discusses the results with each group.
Next, participants use what they have discussed in an assignment:

* Considering the criteria chosen during the card game and their importance for you personally, select a journal in which you would like to publish your first article (or a conference at which to present your first paper).

This is an individual assignment, although participants are encouraged to discuss their selection and criteria with each other. In addition to quality criteria, the teacher explains about the [TU Delft policy on Open Access publishing ](http://www.tudelft.nl/fileadmin/Files/tudelft/Images/Over_TU_Delft/Stra…).
###Wrap-up: Ready to publish
*Time needed: 20 min.*

* Look back on the whole session and make a note for yourself of the the things you should think about and take a decision on in order to be “Ready to publish”. This should include criteria to do with Open Access publishing and Open Data.

The Ready to publish assignment continues in the online module and during classroom session 2.

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Authors: Nicole Potters
Publication year: 2016
Language: English (EN)
Level of knowledge: Introductory: aware of
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