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Information Seeking Compass

Guide to help with your information searching

7. Share your knowledge

7 Share your knowledge

Share the information you produce

Refers to good sources and in that way enrich your text with high quality. Bring content to the discussion of the field and participate in innovation. Share scientific facts with your network.

New information emerging from research is shared through the publication of articles, conference papers, reports or, for example, theses, which are mainly discussed in this guide. The scientific community discusses research topics and the results of studies, both verbally in various seminars and through publications. The debate is taking place in both national and international forums, increasingly including on social media. Publishing is part of scientific interaction.

There is also a scientific dialogue in publications, for example in thesis, themselves, when you compare views in literature and research results of your own. 

Publishing channels

The Jamk's instructions for the thesis guide you to writing and publishing the thesis. The vast majority of Jamk's theses are published in the Theseus - Open Repository of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences.

Common publishing channels include:

  • journals
  • publication series
  • conferences
  • network platforms

Select the publication channel according to your target audience. A scientific article is worth publishing in a scientific journal, an article aimed at professionals in the professional journal. In a periodical or newspaper, the expert is most often the interviewee, not as the author of the case.

Also, the conference can be scientific or professional. Conference publication is a compilation work on seminar presentations, it can contain either whole articles made on the basis of presentations or just abstracts. Sometimes conference articles are published as a special issue of a scientific journal. 

The publications channels used by Finnish higher education institutions and research institutions can be browsed in the Research.fi (Tiedejatutkimus.fi) service. In addition to publications, there is extensive information on Finnish research, such as research projects and organizational research infrastructures.

Network on social media

Researchers have their own communities online, sharing articles and networking with colleagues around the world. Well-known community platforms include, for example, ResearchGate and Academia.edu. Also familiar with its reference management application, Mendeley, enables sharing and collaborating information. LinkedIn, a community service for experts is also widely used by scholars

Assessment

Assessment belongs to every stage of the process. This figure reminds of assessment and evaluation in the different situations.

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Publication Forum

The Publication Forum is a rating system supporting the quality assessment of scientific publishing activities. The Publication Forum is composed of panels of experts in various disciplines that divide key foreign and domestic scientific publication channels into four levels:

0= channels that do not (yet) meet the level 1 criteria,
1 = basic level
2 = leading level
3 = highest level.

The rating includes journals, book series, conferences and book publishers. Classification criteria are available on the Publications Forum pages. Information from scientific publications can be searched on the JUFO portal.