Research and publication




Documents regulating the academic work and research activities of the faculty:

Publication requirements

Under the current regulations, the Faculty Doctoral Regulations require the following as a condition for obtaining a degree:

"§ 32 (1) The condition of submitting the dissertation shall be that the Candidate shall have three academic publications whose subject is connected to that of the doctoral dissertation, at least one of which was published in English. Academic publications that may be accepted are papers that are published in referenced scientific journals, a chapter published in an edited book cited by WoS or Scopus or an edited book cited by WoS or Scopus.."

We have tried to clarify and provide guidance on what is accepted as academic publications by the Doctoral School, based on the proposal adopted by the Council of the Doctoral School of Education (DIT) at the meeting on 23.06.2022., in order to help clarify the requirements:

Considerations for interpreting the expectations for academic publications:

  • A paper/book chapter in an indexed journal/book - i.e. publication in a medium that is indexed in a recognised scientific database in the field (preferred databases: DOAJ, ERIC, EBSCO, ACI)
  • Additional criteria, and suggestions if publication in databases cannot be guaranteed (e.g. for Hungarian journals):
    • journal should be recorded in MTMT
    • ORCID identifier linked to the publication
    • have a DOI number for the paper

Changes in publication requirements

1) Accounting for publication credits - valid from September 2022:

DIT accepted the proposal to remove publication credits for publications (as a product) to clarify and facilitate the administration of research credits. We would ask that instead of credit for publications, the specific professional work related to the preparation and writing of the publication should be accounted on the credit application forms based on the specific parts of the research credit table (e.g. independent research work).

This change will be implemented for credit applicaton forms submitted at the end of the semester I/2022/2023. If publication credits are entered by the students and not returned by the supervisors or program directors, the Secretariat will return the credit application forms for modification before the signature of the Head of the Doctoral School, requesting that the actual professional work related to the creation of the publication to be shown on the credit application form instead of the actual publication itself. So, even if you have just published an academic publication that you would have wanted to account for credits this semester, we recommend that you include the related professional activity on the credit application form. If you have already submitted your credit application form at the beginning of the semester, you do not need to amend it, but please correct the form as described above when submitting it at the end of the semester.

2) Changes to publication requirements - effective September 2023:

The second change adopted by DIT will entail a change to our Operational Regulations, so at the earliest it will only apply to students admitted in the year 2023, giving the doctoral school community enough time to prepare for this change.

Under the proposal, the publication requirements detailed in point 1 will be modified to the extent that students will be expected to have at least 1 accepted academic publication (i.e. a statement that has successfully passed the peer-review process and is officially certified by the Editor-in-Chief as acceptable) by the time of the complex examination.

This modification is intended to facilitate the gradual introduction of the three scientific publications as an even load in the doctoral studies and thus to reinforce the requirements to be fulfilled by the time of application for the degree procedure.

Although this amendment will not come into force until the next academic year, we encourage first-year doctoral students to try to plan their own professional work around these requirements. We welcome your experiences and feedback on this.