Write and publish

We may help you with questions concerning scientific writing, reference management and publishing.

Writing and sources

If you want to know more about writing, both within and outside the academy, and which sources to use in different types of texts read our library guide about writing and sources.

Are you going to write a literature study, either as a degree project or as a part of a course? Learn how to do the literature study in our library guide.

Reference management

The Biology library recommends that students by default use the reference management system APA. Our library guide shows you how to write references with help of APA 7 edition. Regularly we give workshops in how you use the reference management system EndNote. Lund University has created a course, open for all, where you learn more about EndNote.

Register publications

Most new research articles are automatically added to Lund University’s research portal. If you miss any of your publications, you have to register them in the portal by yourself. Contact the Biology library if you have any questions about the research portal. At Lund University Staff Pages you find information about how to add information into the editing interface LUCRIS.

Information about how to publish a doctoral thesis is available on the Faculty of Science website. Degree thesis shall be registered in the database LUP Student Papers.

Open access

In Lund University’s policy on publishing, researchers are encouraged to publish Open Access as much as possible to increase research visibility, use and impact. On the Lund University library’s web pages about Open Access, you can read about the research funders requirements and what kind of support for publishing fees there are. Please, Lund University has a search tool where you may search among journals to see if the publishing fee is covered by an agreement with the publishers. Contact us if you have questions about Open Access.

Research data

If you need help with creating a data management plan, LU offers the following tool: DMPRoadmap. The libraries at Lund University have a web page about research data, where you can read about publishing this kind of data. You are welcome to the library with your questions about data management and data publishing.

Bibliometrics

The Biology library can do some kind of bibliometrics tasks if there is time. Contact us to discuss this.

Using images

To use other people’s images may be tricky when it comes to copyright. If you need an image, we recommend you to first search in the image database Britannica ImageQuest. All images in this database are free to use for students and researchers at Lund University in pedagogic contexts, like student projects and education.

Britannica ImageQuest

Opening hours

Until further notice, the Biology library information desk will be open Monday–Friday 10-12 and 13–15.

However, you will not be allowed to get into the main library room, the library staff will handle all requests and questions from the information desk.

As usual, you are welcome to email your questions to biologibiblioteket [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se which we will answer during regular working hours.