Department of Information Technology

DiVA departmental guide

There are separate guidelines for doctoral theses.


In addition to instructions from the University Library, there are some departmental guidelines listed below. The guidelines are designed to ascertain

  • appropriate faculty funding, which will partly be determined by the number of refereed publications (Content type) per research program;
  • searchability by division, and in applicable cases research group or project.
Research program and division
In DiVA both research program (forskningsprogram) and division affiliation (avdelningstillhörighet) are author attributes residing as leaves in the same hierarchical organization menu. For IT authors, there are (ordinarily) two reasonable menu choices.
For every IT author,
  • only mark research program (minimalistic)
  • first mark division, and then mark research program (refined).
Division of Scientific Computing, Division of Systems and Control are urged to use refined marking. Refrain from any redundant markings in the hierarchical organization menu. For every leaf or node in the organization tree, all their ancestors are inherited.
Authorship claim
In order to ascertain authorship claims in DiVA, always fill in the field Username with the CAS user name for every (co)author at UU (profile pages in Medarbetarportalen).
Content type
Mark the Content type explicitly. Do not rely on the default value.
When a publication has a doi, fill in the field DOI. If no doi is available, use the field URL to fill in an available (and stable) URL.
Subject category
Mark one or a few subject categories at the finest level in the hierarchical National subject category menu. It is a Swedish extension of the European Fields of Science and Technology (FoS) classification. Examples of adequate subject categories for IT publications have been compiled.
Research group and project
In order to enable refined searches, fill in (when applicable) the field(s) Research group or the field Part of project. Do not misuse these fields to (re)state research program or division.
For publications that are difficult to access (e.g. conference contributions on CD), fulltext is recommended provided copyrights are respected. Self-archiving fulltext in the open archive DiVA is a form of Open Access (accepted by VR, RJ, Formas).

IT in DiVA

To extract IT publications from DiVA on Wiki pages, there is Björn Victor's DIVA macro, which has been invoked on the pages

  • Templates for DiVA items (in IT style)
  • Status for refereed publications from the IT research programs as of 2008
    (except Computerized Image Analysis)

Library instructions

DiVA Helpdesk has written instructions and quick reference guides how to register publications in DiVA, especially to register manually.

DiVA departmental administrator
Kurt Otto

Updated  2016-10-10 14:24:16 by Kurt Otto.