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For researchers (English): Academic Publishing and Impact

Royal Danish Academy Publishing Practice

Check out this memo on good publishing practices for info on publishing channels, Open Access, peer review, impact...


What is BFI?

BFI is the Danish abbreviation of Den Bibliometriske Forskningsindikator, (English: Bibliometric Research Indicator) referring to Denmark's national system for measuring research output.
The indicator provides an overview of the total Danish research output and is part of the performance-based model for distribution of the new block grant based on the production of research-based publications.

Authority lists (BFI - lists)

Every year, the BFI office publishes the so-called authority lists that contain peer-reviewed journals and publishing houses that are considered to publish research publications at the highest level. These lists are maintained by 67 subject groups that consist of researchers representing all subject areas at Danish research institutions.
You can find more information on the BFI system, rules and regulations here: BFI-office homepage.

BFI and the Royal Danish Academy

The Royal Danish Academy is not formally part of the BFI system but highly engaged in BFI's subject groups.
All researchers at the Royal Danish Academy are encouraged to publish through channels on the authority lists to demonstrate the highest scholarly level and to secure quality assurance.

Publishing strategy

Many factors need to be considered when you decide where to publish your research.
It makes sense to form a publication strategy by considering

  • target group
  • output form (book/ journal/video/other media?)
  • impact
  • peer review
  • open access
  • licensing
  • archiving
  • dissemination

Often funders and partners have special requirements with regard to publishing, too.
Read more about the above factors and other important considerations before publication on startpublicering.nu

Predatory or not?

It is important you choose your publication channel carefully to secure a quality-assured publishing process. The infographic above features vital questions to ask when you evaluate the quality of a journal.


ORCID is a unique researcher ID. A researcher ID provides easy identification of you as the author of your scholarly output - even if you have changed your name or if your research is registered with different variations of your name. Researchers can benefit from having an ORCID ID and many funders require ORCID in the application process. (eg. FKK in Denmark)

Researchers at the Royal Danish Academy are encouraged to use ORCID to display research output produced at different institutions - current as well as earlier publications- combined i one place. You can export your Pure registrations to your personal ORCID profile.