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040.004 Scientific work: Publishing and Dissemination
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • ... publication processes, and independently plan a publication strategy.
  • ... understand the implications of Open Science and Open Access when publishing and disseminating research results.
  • ... manage and, if possible, publish research data, to improve transparency and to foster discoverability and impact of your research.
  • ... manage and foster your own scientific digital profile in order to increase your findability and visibility as a researcher.
  • ... identify methods and tools to evaluate research.
  • ... learn to plan your own targeted publication strategy (why and what to publish; authorship and collaboration; where to publish; i.e. choosing a journal; raising the research profile; sharing publications and data...).

Subject of course

  • What is a publication strategy?
  • What are Open Science and Open Access, and how can they influence the publication and dissemination process?
  • What is the implication of publications and research data findability, and how can they be made “FAIR” (“findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable”)?
  • What is a scientific or academic digital identity?
  • What are persistent identifiers (PIDs), and how to use them?
  • Which indicators apply in the evaluation of research?
  • Tips and tricks for publishing and disseminate your research
  • How to plan a publication strategy?

Teaching methods

Theoretical inputs, active participation, practical exercises, presentations, and drafting of a publication strategy 

Mode of examination


Additional information

Target group: doctoral and master students.

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Mon08:30 - 12:3015.04.2024 "Vortragsraum" of the TU Wien Bibliothek (5th floor; DD05B04)General aspects of academic publishing; open access, open science
Mon08:30 - 12:3022.04.2024 "Vortragsraum" of the TU Wien Bibliothek (5th floor; DD05B04)Research assessment and bibliometrics; research data
Mon08:30 - 12:3029.04.2024 "Vortragsraum" of the TU Wien Bibliothek (5th floor; DD05B04)Persistent identifiers; databases and other sources for meta-scientific data (e.g., Web of Science; Scopus; Google Scholar, LENS)
Mon08:30 - 12:3006.05.2024 "Vortragsraum" of the TU Wien Bibliothek (5th floor; DD05B04)Academic profiles; designing a publication strategy
Mon08:30 - 12:3027.05.2024 Zoom / TUWEL (LIVE)Avoiding predatory publishing
Mon08:30 - 12:3003.06.2024 Zoom / TUWEL (LIVE)Raising one's research profile (e.g., Twitter/X, ResearchGate, etc.)

Examination modalities

Active participation. Practical exercises. Multiple choice-test. Submission in TUWEL of a publication strategy. 

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
08.01.2024 00:01 13.04.2024 23:59 23.04.2024 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Not specified
730 FW Elective Courses - Process Engineering Elective
TRS Transferable Skills Not specified


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