Scientific publishing: how to make an informed choice?

This one-day workshop will introduce you to the world of the scientific publication and its “Open Access” side. The new challenges and issues in this domain, including the last funding agencies requirements, will be addressed through presentations and case studies. In brief, you will get the keys to perform thoughtful choices for your future publications in order to enhance your scientific career.

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Compare journals and their publishing models: traditional, Gold Open Access and hybrid
  • Avoid predatory journals
  • Know and criticize the Journal Impact Factor of scientific journals
  • Comply with UNIGE and funders' requirements for Open Access
  • Disseminate your publications through the Green Route of Open Access
  • Choose or negotiate the best possible options for the copyright of your scientific publications, based on institutional requirements and your personal interests
  • Follow institutional guidelines for declaring your affiliation(s) to publishers -Explain the principles of preprints and disseminate your scientific publications as preprints when possible
  • Compare traditional and emerging forms of peer review for scientific publications
  • Consider the benefits of creating an ORCID identifier to ensure proper identification of your scientific publications and enhance your visibility


  • The workshop is free and open to PhD students and postdocs form UNIGE and IHEID

Practical information

  • Number of participants: 20 (min. 8)
  • Languages: English
  • It is recommended that participants bring a laptop for the activities in the afternoon.
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the module.


Members of the Division de l’Information Scientifique

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  • mardi 23 janvier 2024 09:00 ‑ 16:30
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