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Getting published

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Think about where to publish
What are the key journals or book publishers in your field? Do you have to follow any requirements from your funding body? 

Make your research Open Access
Details about the University’s Open Access Publishing Policy and further guidance and support can be found on our Open Access and WRaP (institutional repository) pages. 

Make sure you are copyright aware
See our Protecting your work page for more information. 

Find out about the peer review process
Read about peer review from the Research Information Network.

Attend a seminar
The  Research School organises seminars on the Publication Process and Writing for Academic Journals. These are open to anyone, details can be found in the Staff Development Workshops via the University’s staff page

Understand your publishing options
Think.Check.Submit. is a cross-industry campaign to help researchers understand the key criteria they can check before submitting their work.

Apply for Gold Open Access funding
Staff can apply through the staff page, please click on Open Access Funding under Your Online Services.  Research students should contact John-Paul Wilson in the first instance.

Keep track of unique identifiers

Identifiers linked to research outputs are generally created as part of the publishing process. 

Personal identifiers are provided by ORCID and are created by the individual who then associates their ORCID ID with their works.  The University has signed a consortia agreement with ORCID to facilitate this.

DOIs (digital object identifiers) provide a unique and persistent identifier for a research output for use over digital networks.  

ISSNs (International Standard Serial Number) are unique and persistent identifiers for serial publications (journals, magazines, newspapers etc.).

PMID are the unique identifier numbers used in PubMed. They are assigned to each article record when it enters the PubMed system, so an in press publication will not have one unless it is issued as an electronic pre-pub. The PMID is always found at the end of a PubMed citation.

US National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant proposals, applications and reports are required to include the PubMed Central reference number (PMCID) for cited articles that have been archived in PubMed Central in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.