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Registration requirements ICO Staff Members

University staff members who wish to register for ICO have to meet the following criteria:

  1. The candidate has to be appointed at one of the ICO universities, and should be employed in a faculty or institute participating in ICO. 
  2. The candidate should hold a doctorate by the time of admission. 
  3. The candidate should have six international publications in the five years* prior to the date of admission. 
  4. Publications include journal articles, books, and book chapters. No more than two out of six publications can be books/book chapters. Journal articles are accepted only if the journal appears on the ISI-list or the supplementary ICO-journal list
  5. Book reviews and similar editorial contributions are not accepted. 
  6. Book and book chapters should be written in English. For each publication (at least) two review reports have to be provided by the author to substantiate the thoroughness of the review procedure. The book publications and their review reports are evaluated by members of the ICO Scientific Committee. Brief introductory book chapters do not count as publication. Furthermore, English books that are written by authors (and are therefore not edited), count as one publication. 
  7. Journal articles that have not been published in the year prior to the admission procedure, but are fully accepted for publication in the year of admission are also accepted, provided that the author has certified proof of the acceptance of the article. 
N. B. The candidate should play an active role in at least one, and at most two of the thematic groups.

Emeritus professors
Emeritus professors can be a member of ICO, as long as they have an appointment (0-aanstelling) at a university connected to ICO.
Are you an emeritus professor, and are you supervising an ICO PhD student? Then you are advised to stay on as ICO staff member, as the PhD student can only be a member of ICO as long as one of his/her supervisors is connected to ICO as a staff member. See also the information about this subject on the page Registration requirements for ICO PhD Students
If you want to give up your ICO Staff membership, for instance after your last PhD candidate has obtained his or her doctorate, you are free to do so, at any time.


*it is possible to apply for extension of this period on the grounds of care responsibilities or prolonged illness. For more information go to the page extension regulations