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About PhD on Track

PhD on Track is a resource for PhD students who are beginning their research career, and who want to learn more about information- and literature for research purposes, and about how to publish research.

PhD on Track is divided into three modules:

Review and discover. In this module basic principles and techniques for mapping literature and sources for your research are explained. Reference management systems are also suggested. By familiarizing yourself with available tools, techniques and methods for literature searching and referencing you will enhance both the efficiency and quality of your workflow.

Share and publish. In this module the publishing process is addressed. The steps involved in traditional article submissions and peer-review processes are explained, as well as copyright issues. Further, the model of Open Access publishing is introduced. Making informed decisions about where and how to publish increases the chances of getting your work published and disseminated.

Evaluation and Ranking. In this module an overview is given of how research quality is measured for funding purposes in the Danish and Norwegian systems. As a publishing researcher, you will need knowledge about how different publications are ranked by authorities and institutions.

The selection of topics under each heading is based on findings from a study of PhD candidates’ interaction with information in research processes. PhD on Track and the study of PhD students’ interaction with information and literature are the products of a joint project involving the university libraries in Oslo, Bergen and Aalborg, the NHH library and the Bergen University College Library. The project received development funding from the National Library of Norway.

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Editors
  • Michael Grote, University of Bergen Library
  • Gunhild Austrheim, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences Library
  • Fredrik Kavli, NHH Norwegian School of Economics Library
  • Hege Kristin Ringnes, University of Oslo Library
  • Andrea A. Gasparini, University of Oslo Library
  • Hege Charlotte Lysholm Faber, NTNU University Library
  • Lene Østvand, UiT The Arctic University of Norway Library
Project group
  • Michael Grote, Senior academic librarian, University of Bergen Library (project leader)
  • Eystein Gullbekk, Academic librarian, University of Oslo Library
  • Tove Rullestad, University of Bergen Library
  • Kirsten Borse Haraldsen, Academic librarian, Oslo University Library
  • Hilde Westbye, Academic librarian, Oslo University Library
  • Therese Skagen, Senior academic librarian, Oslo University Library
  • Heidi Sjursen Konestabo, Senior academic librarian, Oslo University Library
  • Marte Ødegaard, Senior librarian, Oslo University Library
  • Andrea Gasparini, Senior engineer, Oslo University Library
  • Ingrid Cutler, Adviser, University of Bergen Library
  • Susanne Mikki, Senior academic librarian, University of Bergen Library
  • Gunhild Austrheim, Librarian, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences Library
  • Fredrik Kavli, Academic librarian, NHH Norwegian School of Economics Library
  • Monica Roos, Research librarian, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences Library
  • Mia Bech, Functional manager, University of Aalborg Library
  • Marius Warholm Haugen, Senior research librarian, NTNU University Library
  • Hege Charlotte Lysholm Faber, Senior research librarian, NTNU University Library
  • Lene Østvand, Senior academic librarian, UiT The Arctic University of Norway Library
Photography
  • Fredrik Hovind Juell, Oslo University Library
Steering committee
  • Maria Carme Torras, Library director, University of Bergen Library (leader of the committee)
  • Trude Færevaag, Library director, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences Library
  • Rune Brandshaug, Acting Head of library, NTNU University Library
  • Kari Fjose, Library director, NHH Norwegian School of Economics Library
  • Johanne Raade, Library director, UiT The Arctic University of Norway Library
  • Bente R. Andreassen, Library director, University of Oslo Library
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