Seminario: "Publish or Perish, Part 1: Why, When, Where, How much?"

Ponente: Juan Domingo Tardós
Día: Jueves, 1 de marzo de 2018
Hora: 9:00-10:30h
Lugar: Seminario 25, Edif. Ada Byron


Título: Publish or Perish, Part 1: Why, When, Where, How much?

Juan D. Tardós, Dept. Informática e Ingeniería de Sistemas, Universidad de Zaragoza


For a researcher, publishing his/her results is one of the most important activities. The goal of these seminars is to get a deeper understanding of the academic publishing process. This first talk will address the following topics:


1. Why publish?


2. When publish?


3. Where publish? Journal and conference rankings. Impact Factor.


4. How are researchers evaluated? Quantity, Quality, Impact.


5. Useful tools: ISI web, Google Scholar, PoP, SCImago,...


This presentation will include practical examples of how to use the available tools to solve common questions such as how to find the most relevant journals and conferences, influential papers and "hot topics" in a research area, or how to find quality indicators of our publications and how to report them in a CV or an accreditation application.



Juan D. Tardós is professor on Systems Engineering and Automatic Control at the University of Zaragoza. His research area is perception and environment understanding in robotics. He is co-author of one book and more than 60 journal and conference papers on these topics. He has served for several conferences and journals, reviewing more than 200 papers. He has handled +80 papers as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics, IROS and RSS, obtaining reviews and writing recommendations for their publication or rejection. This presentation reflects his own experience and opinions.