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15/4/2015

CEXS-UPF: Factors that influence when publishing scientific papers

CEXS-UPF: Factors that influence when publishing scientific papers


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Researchers at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (CEXS) at UPF have just published a study in the International Journal of Public Health: " Factors influencing publication of your MPH master's thesis in a scientific journal", in which they highlight the factors that determine whether or not a dissertation in the field of public health is published in a specialized peer-reviewed journal.

The researchers studied the dissertations defended during five consecutive editions (2006-2010) of the master's degree in Public Health programme taught jointly by UPF and UAB. A total of 162 students participated, 75% of whom were women, with an average age of 28 years of age. The research results indicate that 60.5% of the students managed to publish the results of their dissertation in a scientific journal, or were in the process of publication, most as first authors.

According to professor Carme Borrell, co-author of the work, "In the UPF-UAB master's degree programme in Public Health we are convinced that dissertations are a great learning opportunity. A quality process is developed from the choice of subject, collaboration with research groups of excellence, and rigorous, ongoing evaluation of the quality of the work".

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Refrence:
Malen Hollmann, Carme Borrell, Olatz Garin, Esteve Fernández, Jordi Alonso (2015), "Factors influencing publication of your MPH master's thesis in a scientific journal" ,  International  Journal of Public Health, doi: 10.1007/s00038-015-0664-0.