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The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) offers since 2014 a course on Transferable Skills for Engineering: Scientific Publication and Writing. It is expected that the course participants may publish articles with more success through a more systematic writing and more appropriate choice of the journal in terms of content and impact on the scientific community. Apart from writing and choosing the journal, the student will also be competent in terms of paper revisions and corrections. The student will gain knowledge of issues related to publishing, the type of journal, in which databases the paper is indexed, the impact of the paper, the basic steps of writing a scientific article, the proper search of articles published in bibliographic databases and the ethical issues of plagiarism.
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- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
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- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).