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Doctoral students: Publishing

Submitting your PhD thesis

Doctoral candidates at UI are required to submit a copy of their dissertations to the University´s repository Opin vísindisee instructions

Dissertations are to have an ISBN number, you can apply for one here.  Authors are also encouraged to apply for an ORCID ID.

ISBN and ORCID numbers should appear on back of the title page of the dissertation along with other relevant information.


ORCID ID is a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher, and through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. The University of Iceland is a member of ORCID and encourages its staff to register for an ORCID through the ORCID website 

Where to publish?

Think. Check. Submit. is a good resource when trying to decide where to publish. Through a range of tools and practical resources, this international, cross-sector initiative aims to educate researchers, promote integrity, and build trust in credible research and publications.

Think. Check. Submit

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Impact factor

Impact Factor is used as an indicator of the importance of a journal to its field of study and is calculated according to a special formula. The higher the impact factor, the more highly ranked the journal. Impact is one thing to be mindful of when finding the appropriate journal for your research

How to spot a Predatory Journal

  • Are you familiar with the journal? 
  • Can you easily contact the publisher? 
  • Are they clear about how they practise their peer review process?
  • Can you easily see what fees will be charged?

If the answer is no for any of these questions, the journal is most likely predatory.