RLDTP3 Publishing an Article

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 30 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
Mgr. Michaela Ondrašinová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. David Zbíral, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. David Zbíral, Ph.D.
Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Ivona Vrzalová
Supplier department: Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
As the outcome of the course, students submit the final published text of an academic article on which they worked under the supervision of their supervisor. Thus, the course has to be enrolled in the semester which immediately follows the publication of the article. The article has to be thematically connected to the project of a dissertation research, e.g. it discusses theoretical or methodological aspects of the dissertation or a partial topic of the dissertation research. The article must be published in a journal which is for the given year listed at least in one of the following databases/lists: Web of Science, SCOPUS, ERIH or the list of the Czech peer-reviewed journals.
Learning outcomes
After passing the course, students are able to:
  • write an article which complies with the standards of an academic publication and is able to succeed in a review process of an academic journal enlisted in a target database;
  • edit the text of an article accepted for publication and prepare its final version linguistically as well as formally (editing references according to a particular bibliographical norm, preparing abstract and keywords etc.);
  • understand practical issues of the review process and publishing academic texts;
  • work efficiently with a constructive criticism of their text and react adequately to it in a professional and factual manner.
  • Syllabus
    • Publication of an article (before the enrollment of the course).
    • Presentation of the published article to an academic audience, promotion of the article.
      required literature
    • Cesty k vědě : jak správně myslet a psát. Edited by Břetislav Horyna - Josef Krob. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2007. 170 s. ISBN 9788071822233. info
    • ŠANDEROVÁ, Jadwiga and Alena MILTOVÁ. Jak číst a psát odborný text ve společenských vědách : několik zásad pro začátečníky. Vydání první. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2005. 209 stran. ISBN 9788086429403. info
      recommended literature
    • MACGILCHRIST, Felicitas. Academic writing. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2014. 190 stran. ISBN 9783825240875. info
    Teaching methods
    Individual work of the student on an article with the help of her/his supervisor.
    Assessment methods
    During the examination period, students submit the final (published) version of their article to the Homework Vaults in the Study Materials of the course. Pre-print articles which have not been yet officially published are not accepted. The article must be published in a journal listed in the Web of Science, SCOPUS or ERIH databases or in the List of peer-reviewed journals published in the Czech Republic. Secondly, it is necessary to create a record for the article in the IS > Publications (the type J "Article in a journal"). Please check the field “transfer the publication/outcome record to the RIV database” and then fill in all required entries.
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    Further Comments
    Study Materials
    The course is taught each semester.
    The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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