13800 Publishing research in transportation science
|Publicering af transportforskning|
|Ph.D.- Construction, Production, Civil Engineering and Transport|
|Fall and Spring|
The course runs from September to May
Scope and form:
The scope of the course is 1) to create a common identity and understanding of transportation research for Ph.d.-students in transport research. 2) to introduce Ph.d.-students in transport to paper writing. 3) to learn Ph.d.-students to present their own work and to participate in scientific discussions.
The course is a mixture of lectures, seminars where students present their own papers and comment on other students' papers, and paper writing.
Duration of Course:
|[The Course is not following DTUs normal Schedule]|
Type of assessment:
General course objectives:
The aim of this course is to give an introduction to the principles involved in writing academic articles in science and technology, with special focus to requirements in transport journals and transport conferences. The Ph.D.-students will write a paper during the course, and receive feedback and comments to the paper during the course. At the end of the course the paper will be submitted to a journal or a conference, which is recognized by the Danish authority list system.
|A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:|
- Provide an overview of the main fields of transportation research and understand differences in methodological approaches.
- Structure a paper according to the main formats in transport publications.
- Develop a clear and comprehensive stream-of-thought for writing a scientific paper.
- Express scientific concepts in an effective, clear and concise manner.
- Conduct a concise and critical literature review for the paper in an efficient manner.
- Understand the linguistic rules in academic writing in transportation.
- Write a full scientific paper in English.
- Know how to rebut and revise the article in a peer-review process.
- Maintain ethical standards in writing papers including avoiding plagiarism and selfplagiarism, acknowledgement of resources, data access and retention and disclosure of conflicts of interests.
- Prepare a lecture, and present a paper orally at a lecture at an international conference.
- Engage in scientific discussions when presenting scientific results.
- Select the right publication channel (journal or conference) for the specific paper.
General overview of requirements to scientific papers in the transport sector. Overview of transport journals and conferences - how to select the right publication channel. Overview of different sub-fields of transportations research and understanding differences in application areas and methodological approaches. Special issues and recommendations in sub-fields of transportation research (lectures by senior researchers from each research group at DTU Transport). Introduction to quality indices (web of science, citation index, impact factor, etc.). Literature search methods. The art of structuring papers and "selling" the message. Research ethics with regard to papers. Producing high-quality presentations. Specific issues with regard to writing English and structuring papers. How to deal with review comments.
Each student will work with his/her own paper through the course (the work research effort behind the paper is considered beyond the 5 ECTS points of the course). A tutor from DTU Transport faculty with knowledge on the subject (neither the advisor nor co-author) will be allocated to each student/paper. Students will present their work at open department seminars, where the work will be commented. All participants, and tutors and advisors for the presenting students must participate. An external advisor will comment the papers with regards to English and structure.
|, 114C, (+45) 4525 6549,
, 109C, (+45) 4525 6559,
, 109A, (+45) 4525 1514,
|13 Department of Transport|
Registration Sign up:
|At the department|
June 20, 2012|
See course in DTU Course base