Course detail

Scientific publishing A to Z

FEKT-DKC-EIZAcad. year: 2022/2023

The course guide students through the process of creating of a scholarly text. In the first chapters, the course focuses on the collection of information from available electronic resources, their correct use and quoting. Next chapters provide the tips for creating a scholarly text and choosing a suitable journal for publishing. In the last chapters the course focuses on the dissemination of the results of the scientific work and the citation analyzes.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student will know the basic sources of scientific information from pre-paid databases at BUT as well as freely available information sources and patent databases. He will be able to cite the literature correctly. He/she will be familiar with the basic principles of creating a scientific text and the basics of the publishing process. He/she will be able to find a suitable journal for publishing the text and in relation to the evaluation of science in Czech Republic. He will know the basic possibilities to promote the results of the scientific work in the online environment. Will be able to perform citation analysis of the publishing results using various tools.


Basic knowledge of working with PC and Internet.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught in the form of e-learning using the LMS Moodle and through individual consultations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

To pass the course successfully, it is necessary to pass the assigned tasks in individual chapters.

Course curriculum

1. Productivity

2. Topic Selection

3. Scientific Resources

4. Choosing an Appropriate Journal or Conference

5. Basics for Scientific Writing

6. Referencing

7. Reference Management Softwares

8. Publishing Process and Copyright

9. Methodology of science evaluation, Citation Analysis and Altmetrics

10. Presenting Results


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to show students the possibilities of searching for scientific information, processing the information into a scholarly text and acquaint them with the principles of ethical use of information. Students will also got an overview of the evaluation of science in the Czech Republic and will be able to choose the appropriate journal or conference to present their scientific results. The course will also help them with the promotion of their work and subsequent analyzes of the success of their texts.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The definition of the controlled education and the way of its implementation are stipulated by the updated guarantor's annual regulation.

For the academic year 2022/2023:

It is not mandatory to attend the seminars, but it is higly recommended. Upon agreement (or according to valid measures) the seminars will take place in person in the premises of the Central Library at Kolejní 4 or online via MS Teams.
Dates (always on Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00):
5. 10. - Introductiory class
19.10. - Working with resources
26. 10. - Destination selection
9. 11. - Citaton
23. 11. - Publication process
7. 12. -  Final class

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Wallwork, A.: English for writing research papers. New York: Springer, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4419-7921-6. (EN)
Marek, J., Dědičová, P., Skůpa, J.: Open acces na VUT v Brně. Brno: Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Ústřední knihovna, 2014. (CS)

Recommended reading

Krčál, M., Teplíková, Z.: Naučte (se) citovat. Blansko., 2014. ISBN 978-80-260-6074-1. (CS)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DKC-KAM Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme DKC-EKT Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme DKC-IBE Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme DKC-MET Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme DKC-SEE Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme DKC-TLI Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme DKC-TEE Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, elective

Type of course unit


Guided consultation

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer