RESEARCHERS

Signature and institutional affiliation

When you sign the articles and academic papers, use the same signature and mention always the UPC. Follow the following guidelines to indicate the institutional affiliation and the recommendations for your personal name.

It is also important that you have the code ORCID and other unique author identifiers: Scopus Author ID, Researcher ID, Google Scholar, etc.

Guidelines for institutional affiliation

Full and abbreviated filiation

According to him UPC corporate graphic identity handbook, the official name of the University is, for all purposes and for all languages:

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

In international projection communications in which the University of Barcelona is linked to the Barcelona brand, it is necessary to separate the official university designation and the descriptor with a point in bold, followed by the UPC acronym in parentheses:

Polytechnic University of Catalonia · BarcelonaTech (UPC)

Additionally to the name of the institution, you can add the structural unit also with the complete form followed by the acronym in parentheses:

Department of Computer Architecture (DAC)
Technical School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (ETSEIB)

Structural levels

The mention of the university can be preceded by one or more units, following the following order:

  1. Department
  2. Research group
  3. Research institute
  4. Research laboratory
  5. Research Center
  6. Chair
  7. University service
  8. Teaching center

All these elements of institutional affiliation must be separated by commas. Subsequently, the postal address must be indicated.

To locate the standard name and acronyms of the structural units, consult the Multilingual nomenclature of the UPC.

Examples
  • Department of Computer Architecture (DAC), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Campus Nord, Edif. D6, C. Jordi Girona, 1-3, 08034 Barcelona, ​​Spain
  • Department of Chemical Engineering (EQ), Technical School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (ETSEIB), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Campus Sud, Edif. PG, Av. Diagonal, 647, 08028 Barcelona, ​​Spain
  • Institute of Organization and Control of Industrial Systems (IOC), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Campus Sud, Edif. H, Av. Diagonal, 647, 08028 Barcelona, ​​Spain
  • Department of Applied Mathematics III (MA3), Numerical Calculation Laboratory (LaCAN), Technical School of Civil Engineers of Barcelona, ​​ETSECCPB, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Campus Nord, Edif. C2, C. Jordi Girona, 1-3, 08034 B

All members of the UPC university community must indicate the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) when signing the publications derived from teaching, research and management activities.

The investigators Juan de la Cierva, Beatriu de Pinós, Marie Curie i Ramón y Cajal who develop their research at the UPC. Also the PhD students when they publish articles that are part of the thesis by compendium or of their doctorate.

Institutional filiation and double links

In accordance with item 4.3.3 of the document Collaboration framework between the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and research institutions with legal personality belonging to the UPC crown approved by CG 10 / 05 / 2008

[1] Department of Signal Theory and Telecommunications (TSC), Higher Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Campus Nord, Building D4, Jordi Girona 1-3, 08034 Barcelona, ​​Spain

[2] ICFO-Institute of Photonic Sciences, BIST-The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 3, 08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain

[1] Department of Mathematics, School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (ETSEIB), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Diagonal 647, Barcelona, ​​Spain

[2] [Company name], [Company address], [Postcode City], Spain

[1] Department of Mathematics, School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (ETSEIB), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Diagonal 647, Barcelona, ​​Spain

[2] ICREA, Pg. Lluis Companys 23, 08010 Barcelona, ​​Spain

Researchers from non-UPC entities that are linked to UPC, in accordance with article 7.3 section e) of the Regulatory regulations for UPC staff approved by CG 03 / 02 / 2016.

[1] Quantum Chemistry Group of Materials (GQQM), Faculty of Chemistry, University of Barcelona (UB), c / Martí i Franquès 1, 08028 Barcelona, ​​Spain

[2] Department of Signal Theory and Telecommunications (TSC), Higher Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Campus Nord, Building D4, Jordi Girona 1-3, 08034 Barcelona, ​​Spain

Recommendations for the personal name

The following recommendations are an adaptation and summary of the Spanish researchers' help manual for the normalization of the name of authors and institutions in scientific publications.

When you choose how to sign the publications, keep in mind:

  • Use always the same signature in all publications.
  • Many databases consider the last word of the personal name as the last name and abbreviate the remaining elements to their initials. Example: the name "Andrés García Pérez" is incorrectly indexed in the form "Pérez, AG". In order to avoid this error, it includes a hyphen between those elements that the database should not separate: Andrés García-Pérez.

Pile names

If you have a composite name (Josep Maria, Anna Maria ...), sign the publications with the first full name and the initial of the second. Thus, the database no longer interprets the initial of the second name as a last name:

  • Josep M.
  • Anna M.

If you want to include the second name, put a hyphen between each of the elements to indicate indexing systems that are all part of the name, not the surname:

  • Josep-Maria
  • Anna-Maria
  • J.-Maria
  • A.-Maria

When your name includes a hyphen between the elements of the compound name (Jan-Suen, Jean-Paul ...), you can preserve it according to the same criteria as before:

  • Jan-Suen Porcel
  • Jan-S. Porcel
  • J.-Suen Porcel

If the composite name is linked by particle, such as articles or prepositions (Maria del Carmen, Maria dels Àngels ...), better omit them in the signature, as they generate indexing and recovery problems. Following the examples, he uses:

  • Maria C.
  • Maria A.

However, if you want to maintain the integrity of the name, put a hyphen between each element to indicate indexing systems that all of them are part of the name and not the surname:

  • Maria-del-Carmen
  • Maria-del-C.
  • M.-del-Carmen
  • Maria-dels-Àngels
  • Maria-de-A.
  • M.-dels-Àngels

Surnames

If you include both last names in the signature, practice that we recommend if you have a first last name, add a hyphen between the two surnames to avoid incorrect indexing in the databases by the last last name. Thus the hyphen indicates that the first surname is not the second element of a compound name:

  • Adrià Pérez-González

If your last name contains hyphens, do not separate the elements that are already united.

For example, with a name like "Amèlia Balcells-Rocha Valero" you must use the form "Amèlia Balcells-Rocha" if you want to sign with a single last name. However, the name "Amèlia Balcells Rocha-Valero" will be used in the form "Amèlia Balcells" to do the same.

To keep the particles of the surnames (articles, prepositions, ...), it includes a hyphen between them:

  • Pere de la Vega
  • Amelia la-Banda
  • Ernest Masó-i-Giner

In this case, the names will be indexed by these particles (from the Vega, the Band ...). Therefore, if you want to be indexed by the surname without particle (Vega, Band ...) you have to omit it in your signature:

  • Pere Vega
  • Amelia Banda
  • Ernest Masó-Giner

In order to establish guidelines when it comes to signing scientific papers uniformly and avoiding identification problems of authorship, the FECYT published the guide Spanish researchers' help manual for the normalization of the name of authors and institutions in scientific publications.


Last update: 20 / 02 / 2019