This is Dalarna University's publication database. It stores those research publications and degree projects/theses that the university's doctoral students, researchers, and students have produced.
More information: DiVA
Open Access refers to the free availability of research results online. Increasingly, research funding institutions require that research results be made freely accessible. Dalarna University recommends that doctoral students and researchers publish via Open Access. To support this the university provides funding.
The library participates in Open Access-agreements with several publishers. Search for academic journals where you can publish Open Access free of charge or with a reduced publishing fee.
More information: Open Access
Bibliometrics is a term given to a range of quantitative methods used to analyse research publications. DiVA, Web of Science and the Norwegian model are some of the data sources used in analyses. At Dalarna University, bibliometric analysis is conducted by the library.
More information: Bibliometrics
Publication of Doctoral and Licentiate Theses
Dalarna University's theses are published in the series Dalarna Doctoral Dissertations and Dalarna Licentiate Theses. Dalarna University's theses must be registered, including full text, in DiVA.
The printed version of your thesis is compiled through cooperation with Thesis Production at Uppsala University Library.
Electronic posting is mandatory and must be done at least three weeks before the public defence. Traditional posting with hammer and nail is voluntary. You post your thesis by registering it in Dalarna University's DiVA.
More information: Publish doctoral and licentiate thesis
Dalarna University's Report Series
The University's main report series:
- Arbetsrapport/Högskolan Dalarna
- Kultur och Lärande
- Interkulturellt utvecklingscentrum Dalarna (IKUD)
- Working papers in transport, tourism, information technology, and microdata analysis
Each publication is assigned certain mandatory information such as an ISBN, ISSN or a serial number. All of the University’s report series are required to be registered with full text in DiVA.
More information: Dalarna University's report series
ORCID is a unique international identifier for researchers. Researchers at Dalarna University are strongly encouraged to create an ORCID ID as a means of ensuring correct attribution of research publications.
More information: ORCID
Policies and Decisions
Dalarna University has policies in place on the subjects of publications, archives, and Open Access that apply to doctoral students, researchers, and employees at the university. At this time, most of these policies are available in Swedish only.
More information: Policy och beslut (Swedish webpage)
As a public organisation, the university must follow the law known in Swedish as E-plikt lagen. What this means in practical terms is that certain types of electronic material that is published externally must be submitted to the National Library of Sweden (Kungliga biblioteket). The material in question is that which has been published since January 1, 2015 and that was intended for the general public. The university or an employee will hold copyright.
More information: Lagen om e-plikt (Swedish webpage)
Dalarna University researchers can receive assistance with documenting, storing, archiving, and making accessible their research data:
More information: Forskningsdata: Översikt (Swedish webpage)
The library offers suppport for referencing programmes EndNote and Zotero.
More information: Academic Writing.
Courses at the Doctoral Level
Dalarna University’s course General Principles of Scientific Work: Introductory Course, FHV0001, 7.5 credits, contains a section on searching for information in databases and scientific communication that the library is responsible for. We also cover Open Access, electronic publishing, bibliometrics/altmetrics, copyright, archiving, storing research data, and reference management.
NVivo – Analysis of qualitative data
NVivo is a software that facilitates qualitative data analysis (QDA). It is a program where you in a systematic way can gather and structure both your material and your ideas for a project. NVivo can help you find different connections in the material. Dalarna University has a campus license for the program, which can be downloaded via the Software Center. If you want help getting started, the library can offer an introduction to NVivo.