Scientific Publishing from A to Z: an E-learning Course for Ph.D. Students at BUT
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The Central Library at Brno University of Technology (BUT) is developing an information literacy solution at the university. Besides an e-learning course for the first year students and live workshops, we also prepared an e-learning course which assists Ph.D. students and researchers with writing and publishing their scientific papers. The content from three separate courses were combined into a new replacement course. One of the previous courses specialized in referencing and different referencing styles, another focused on electronic information resources and the last one was devoted to scientific writing. The new course aims to provide guidance throughout the wholeprocess of preparing a scientific paper – starting with seeking for information resources and their legal use. Then the course continues with the scientific writing and choosing the proper journal for publishing. It ends with the basic information about the system of evaluation of scientific articles and the tools that might be used to promote the paper. The course is run in the learning management system Moodle and enjoyed a successful pilot year. Twenty three PhD. students were enrolled in the course and only two did not finish it successfully. Fourteen students are enrolled in the course this semester.