The program

Organizers: University Library EUR, in collaboration with Elsevier and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University.

Chair: Dr. Matthijs van Otegem, director Erasmus University Library

This seminar was especially designed for early career researchers and PhD candidates. Senior staff, students and support staff were also welcome to attend. The seminar’s concept has already proven to be successful at many universities worldwide, including the Dutch universities of Wageningen, Delft and Maastricht.

Prof. dr. Huib Pols, Rector Magnificus of the Erasmus University, was the opening speaker. During the seminar participants learned about the publishing process and the ways in which authors can influence the success of their publications. Drs. Carl Schwarz, Elsevier’s Publishing Director in Life Sciences,  presented editorial policies, programs to support and collaborate with scientists and best practices. Successful EUR researchers in the Social Sciences and Medicine gave insight into their strategic choices in disseminating research results, choice of audience, journals and forms of publication.

The program ended with a presentation on what research impact looks like, how you can influence your impact and what is needed to boost your scientific career. Concerns about the influence of current valuation practices of research quality and scientific output are also addressed.

The program (with links to the presentations)

13.00 Reception and coffee
13.30 Mervyn Bregonje, Elsevier
Introduction: An external Perspective on the Impact of Research at the EUR (recording from ca. 00.06.13)
13.35 Prof.dr. Huib Pols, Rector Magnificus Erasmus University
Quantitative Measures of Impact of Science (recording from ca. 00.17.30)
13.50 Drs. Carl Schwarz, Publishing Director Health and Medical Sciences, Elsevier
Publish a World-class Paper, Impact and Relevance (recording from ca. 00.38.16)
14.15 Prof.dr. Pearl Dykstra, Empirical Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus University
On the Circumstances Conducive to World-class Publications (recording from ca. 01.01.50)
14.35 Dr. Arfan Ikram, associated professor Neuroepidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC
How to Publish a World-class Paper? (recording from ca. 01.18.05)
14.55 Break
15.25 Prof.dr. Willem Schinkel, Social Theory, Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus University
(recording from ca. 00.01.40)
15.45 Dr. Thed van Leeuwen, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University
The Role of Bibliometrics in Research Management …. It’s complicated! (recording from ca. 00.24.10)
16.05 Discussion (recording from ca. 00.52.00)
16.30 Drinks



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