Publication of Scientific Work

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center

The publication of new research insights constitutes a central aspect of the scientific work. By publishing the PhD thesis, doctorate students prove their ability to conduct scientific work independently. Even during the preceding postgraduate work, many doctoral students publish their work in scientific journals. In the case of cumulative theses, such publications even form the central part of the work. In this workshop we will have a basic look at the publication of PhD theses and journal papers.

Online Workshop

Friday, July 22, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Dr. Daniel Rudolf and Dr. Christina Hemme





Target Group

Doctoral students 




4 units are applicable within the Doctorate plus certificate

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Course Content

  • The doctorate regulations of the University of Bonn
  • Publishing a doctoral thesis (main focus on electronic submission via the University Library)
  • General overview of copyright aspects (main focus on scientific publishing)
  • Publishing in scientifc journals
  • Central aspects of scientific publishing (Peer Review, Open Access, Licences, Bibliometry)
  • How to spot and avoid Predatory Publishers and Fake Science

Course Description

In this workshop we will have a basic look at the publication of PhD theses and journal papers. We will show you where you can find the respective regulations of your faculty on bonndoc and have a short look on them. Furthermore, we will provide you a general overview over the aspects of copyright in regard to scientific publications. However, as we are no legal experts, we cannot provide you with binding legal advice.

Furthermore, we will exemplify the common procedure of publishing in scientific journals. In this context, we will also discuss related terms like Peer Review, Open Access, Creative Commons Licences and scientometric factors, like the Journal Impact Factor (JIF). In the last part of our session, we will discuss the phenomenon of Predatory Publishing and Fake Science and get to know some tools that might help to spot and avoid such dishonest practices.
As this workshop will be conducted via Zoom, a camera and microphone are required for participation. Apart from that, you do not need any further technical equipment or previous knowledge to attend this class.


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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