What journal to publish in

Workshops & Courses

What journal to publish in

Criteria for an informed decision on impact, copyright & Open Access

COVID measures

Our periodic face-to-face workshops have been suspended due to the COVID measures. However, our specialists are available online.

If you have one or more questions about the subject of this workshop, please send an e-mail to courses-ub@maastrichtuniversity.nl. A specialist will pick up your question or schedule a video call for a personal consultation with you.

For all other research support related questions, go to Ask Your Librarian. A subject specialist will take up your question and deal with it personally.


In this 1.5 hour workshop, criteria are discussed which influence an author’s journal choice, and some tools that could be of help. There is plenty of time to deal with individual questions and/or problems.

Learning objectives:

After this 1.5 hour workshop you will know how to:

  • Disseminate your paper as broad as possible: using Open Access journals, institutional and subject repositories
  • add your papers to the institutional repository (UM Publications)
  • use the Journal Impact Factor in an informed way (JCR and associated rankings, and challenges)
  • find relevant OA journals and publisher policies
  • handle Copyright Transfer Agreements and understand the potentials and risks of copyright
  • contact university library experts to get more support

and be able to:

  • strike a balance between the velocity of publishing and ranking of journals, and
  • make an informed decision on where to publish.

Target Group: 

PhD students, academic staff, and research masters

Language: English

Course format: Workshop, demo, questions and answers

Prerequisites: None

More information: Courses-ub@maastrichtuniversity.nl


Upcoming courses


Date Event Available spaces
Monday 05/10/2020
13.30 CEST - 14.30 CEST
What journal to publish in
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Monday 02/11/2020
13.30 CET - 14.30 CET
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Date Event Available spaces
Tuesday 08/12/2020
13.30 CET - 14.30 CET
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