ORCID is a digital authentication for researchers.
The minimum requirement for an ORCID are all variations of your name and a list of affilitions.
ORCID connects all possible variations of your name in published research, for instance:
Full main name: Thomas Andrew Smith
Other variations: TA Smith, Thomas A Smith, Tom Smith
How to apply for an ORCID:
Before printing, students need to request two ISBNs; one for the printed version and the other for the electronic version. Please send an email to Kristína Benedikz email@example.com at RU library to be assigned ISBNs. In the email, include the thesis title, department and the author ORCID.
Submitting printed and electronic versions of the PhD thesis
The library receives two printed copies of all doctoral theses. One for circulation and the other for preservation. Students hand in the library's printed copies to their department. See department contacts for postgraduate studies.
From 2016 electronic versions of doctoral theses are preserved in the repository Opin vísindi. Doctoral theses should be accessible to all following Reykjavik's University Open Access Policy.
Suppose a doctoral thesis contains journal articles that the publisher does not allow to be accessible in Opin vísindi. In that case, students should submit them in a separate file in Opin vísindi and specify the embargo and reason for closed access. Authors are also requested to inform the library when publishers allow access to the articles in Opin vísindi.
step by step instructions on how to submit to Opin vísindi
If any problems arise regarding submitting to Opin vísindi, please get in touch with the library: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on materials in an academic field and searching for sources
The subject librarians possess knowledge of the library's material in all of the academic fields of the University. They can give information on what is available and where it can be found, thus facilitating information searching. Furthermore, they can assist in locating sources, conference publications, reports and more.
Information for working with sources
The information specialists at the library have put together detailed instructions on the main citation styles used at the University: APA, IEEE, OSCOLA. They also provide instructions on using reference management programs, especially Zotero, and assist with the plagiarism detection software Turnitin.
We can also:
Contact the information specialist for your Department and book an appointment.