News from CEXS-UPF
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".
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.