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Before you publish

You have some things to consider before publishing. Choose publisher, journal or source carefully.

Choose publication channel

Publish in journals, books and conferences that are relevant for your research area. Think about the audience and target group for your research; research colleagues, professionals, the industry and the society.

There are several tools to help your choose the right publication channel, for example;

Before submitting your manuscript to a journal, make sure that the publisher is serious. The library will not cover any costs for APC:s (Article Processing Charges) in questionable or unserious journals. Read more on the page Publish open access  to see the agreements we have with publishers to publish open access.

We can give you advice about the which journal to choose from different aspects like the subject, article type, citations, open access or acceptance rate.

On the page  you can get good advice about what to consider before publishing.

Open access

KTH policy for publishing

KTH strives to enhance the visibility of its research, making significant contributions not only to the global scientific community but also ensuring its impact resonates widely within society. KTHs policy.

Before you publish you should think about how to make your text available. There are several ways to do this.

Read more about open access .

As an author, you own the copyright as long as you are not transferring the economic copyright to a publisher or an organization. You should read the agreement that you get from the publisher thoroughly. Read more about copyright  here.

Creative Commons licenses

If you want to be able to share your text, you can assign a Creative Commons license  (CC licens) to it. Creative Commons supply different degrees of licenses that specify in what ways others are allowed to use your work. The license clearly states which rights and restrictions apply. A CC license can only be used on copyrighted material.

Many research funders require that the research they fund be published open access. Many funders are also demanding open access to research data . In the database Sherpa Juliet  you can see funders’ data policies and their demands about open access.

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Open Science and Research Data Management

In this course for KTH employees, you can learn more about open science and data management. The course is available on Canvas learning platform and requires login with your KTH account. It is conducted in English, and you can proceed at your own pace.

Access the course Open Science and Research Data Management