FAQ

Data Management

Proper data management is a prerequisite for the effective sharing and publishing of data and in turn promotes the visibility of scientific results and the citation rate.

Data Services info website HBZ

Data Management info website ETH

Checklist 'Data Management' ETH

Examples of data management plans and guidance

Thematic literature search - how to proceed?

RefHunter (in German) Manual for the literature search in specialist databases in the field of health topics for students, researchers etc. who already have basic search knowledge.

How do I search in social media?

Interesting and helpful blog of the Innovation@ETH Library

Publishing

In which journal should I publish my article?

Help under thinkchecksubmit

Who pays the publishing costs?

This is handled in different ways and must be clarified separately for each journal. Possible assistance can be found under memberships for publishing in Open Access journals.

How to identify predatory publishers?
1. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) community-curated online directory of high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals

2. Beall's List of potential predatory scholarly open‑access publishers has been controversial for some time and is unfortunately no longer updated, but is still a good source of information for intransparent business practices of publishers.

3. There are also many useful experience reports on the Internet. For example To Catch A Predatory Publisher | PLOS SciComm

How do I create an E-Book?

Wiki - (in German) This Wiki is a hypertextual collection of various topic-relevant information. It is constantly expanded and updated. Here you will find information about authoring systems, e-book reader applications, practical examples as well as tips and tricks. Various templates are also available for UZH members.

How can I use social media for my research etc.?

Wiki (in German) Social media as a place of publishing and exchange for students and researchers

Scientific research and writing

How to proceed?

OLwA - Online Guidelines for Academic Research and Writing

Scientific Writing

Practical Guide of Wiley: Scientific writing for publication in veterinary medicine