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Educational programs

Central Medical Library offers practical educational programs to its patrons. Topics include: thematic search and screening of literature, citing literature, creation and maintenance of author profiles in databases like ORCid, WoS, Scopus, CroRIS (formerly CROSBI)..., and help in preparing masters theses. Moreover, CML offers post-graduate courses of continuing medical education which are certified by the Croatian Medical Chamber.

The workshops are usually held in Croatian, but they can be delivered in English (on demand).

How to choose the right journal for your paper

Publishing papers in high quality peer-reviewed journals is an important goal associated with most research activities. Where you choose to publish your work is especially important, since this can impact your career advancement, funding opportunities and professional reputation for years to come. There are over 30.000 active scientific journals indexed in international bibliographic databases today, so choosing the right journal for your paper can be a daunting task. In this course you will learn what to consider during your selection process, what to look for and what to avoid.

Training content / Which skills will you gain:

  • An overview of scientific publishing landscape
  • Current trends in scholarly communication
  • What to consider when choosing the journal for publication, including:
    • Content, scope, aims
    • Audience and reach
    • Reputation
    • Editorial practices
    • Transparency
    • Timeliness
    • Tools and services for authors
    • Financial aspects

Next workshop will be held in English, during the Alliance 4 Life Early Stage Researchers’ Retreat, on January 17th 2024, in Hall Šercer, from 15:15 – 16:30.

Registration opening soon!

Author IDs and profiles - managing your academic identity

Increasing the visibility of your research work and its’ scholarly outputs in an online environment is an important skill, especially for early career researchers. Enhanced visibility and discoverability potentially brings an increase in readership and citations. In addition, using various online tools for promoting your research and scientific skills and interests will help you reach other researchers and gain collaboration opportunities. This course aims to teach early-stage researchers about researcher IDs, author profiles, and other tools for boosting research visibility in the scholarly community.

Training content:

  • An overview of researcher IDs and profiles
  • Understanding the diversity and benefits of different researcher IDs and profiles
  • Recognizing their use in increasing online research visibility and discoverability
  • Understanding how researcher IDs and profiles save time through the research landscape
  • Identifying the proper researcher ID and profile(s) to promote research
  • Tips and tricks 

At the workshop, you will learn to create and/or edit author profiles in databases and platforms: ORCID, Web of Science Researcher Profile, Scopus Profile and Google Scholar.

Next workshop will be held in English, during the Alliance 4 Life Early Stage Researchers’ Retreat, on January 18th 2024, in Hall Šercer, from 10:30 – 11:30.

Registration opening soon!

Literature Search in PubMed

The Central Medical Library offers you help in choosing literature for lifelong education, research, and the writing of various types of papers. A thematic search leads to a review of the literature on a topic for the purpose of defining key terms, definitions, and terminology, establishing a theoretical framework on a specific topic, and providing information on previous knowledge and the latest insights. This kind of search is the first step in planning your own research.

FAQ graduate thesis

"FAQ graduate thesis*" is a series of group workshops and individual consultations held on Wednesdays and Thursday afternoons in the summer semester. Topics include:

  • searching and citing literature,
  • critical appraisal of information
  • tips and tricks for writing and technical editing

*FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Croatian scientific bibliography - CROSBI

Croatian scientific bibliography CROSBI comprises bibliographic data on scientific and professional publications by persons from the science and higher education system of the Republic of Croatia. It is a part of CroRIS - the Research Information System of the Republic of Croatia, which brings together a large amount of information on scientific research in Croatia: on scientists, institutions, projects, research, publications, products, patents, equipment, its use, etc.

This workshop is available only in Croatian.