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Модел на обучителен курс за успешно научно публикуване и проблеми на научната комуникация за докторанти и млади учени
Model of a Training Course for Successful Scientific Publication and Problems of Scientific Communication for PhD Students and Young Scientists

Author(s): Savina Kirilova, Elena Boiadjieva
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Sociology, Higher Education , History of Education, State/Government and Education, Evaluation research, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Sociology of Education
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: PhD course; science communication; predatory scientific publishing

Summary/Abstract: Limiting fake scientific publishing requires future authors, especially PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and young scientists, to be aware of the dangers of marginal and fake journals and to be extremely careful when submitting their manuscripts. The study, analysis and summary of advanced practices is presented in the paper which is related with the experience concerning the development of adequate training for the formation of oral and written communication skills in higher education. The results show that they are mostly focused on the creation of the scientific text and its successful presentation, but not to the recognition of the emerging risks in scientific publishing. On the other hand, a survey of 232 people from the academic community of Sofia University shows that some of them (mainly PhD students and young scientists) is not familiar with the manifestations of "predatory" publishing. One of the effective ways to overcome these existing deficits is to organise and to conduct specialized trainings aimed at familiarizing and clarifying the problems of scientific communication and opening up opportunities for the formation of skills for successful publishing. The article proposes a curriculum for a university training course for PhD students and young scientists. The training focus is the practical skills forming about choice of suitable journals for presentation the scientific results as well as the manifestations of marginal scientific publishing and ways to avoid them by solving different cases. The proposed course is approbated and evaluated within the realized trainings of Master’s students, PhD students and young scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of Sofia University through a survey that shows its usefulness and proves the necessity of including such training in the curricula of all levels of education in Bulgarian universities.

  • Issue Year: 29/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 35-51
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bulgarian