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Scholarly Communication


Referencing conventions

Citation style will vary from faculty to faculty, and from publication to publication. It is best to consult with your Director of Studies or supervisor, or check a journal’s submission guidelines for preferred styles and further guidance. The University offers guidance and tutorials for some of the more common citation styles.

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Metrics: Measuring the Impact of Your Research


From Bibliometrics to Altmetrics: A Changing Scholarly Landscape

Great list of general resources, organisations, support and scholarly peer networks. Gives an excellent overview of bibliometrics and altmetrics


The Impact Factor Game

Good overview of impact factors and what's broken with them


The Eigenfactor Metrics

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provides summaries of funding agencies' grant conditions on self-archiving on research publications and data.

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Sherpa Romeo

Gives you the copyright and open access self-archiving policies of over 22,000 academic journals.

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Web of Science

Citation tool  indicator tools might help you decide where to publish. Web of Science  gives access to multiple databases that reference cross-disciplinary research.

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Citation indicator tools may help you decide where to publish your research. Scopus is a comprehensive abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

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Personal & Professional Development (PPD)

Professional development opportunities from the University specifically targeted at research staff. Includes training on teaching and learning, career management, communication and applying for funding.

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Ulrich's Global Serials Directory

Most researchers know the key titles in their field but the library might have some tools which can help them especially if they are moving into a new area. Ulrich's for example is a great place to start looking for relevant journals having information on over 300,000 journals.

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Library search

Will bring up hundreds of print and e-books on scholarly publishing, dissemination of research, reference management all of which will be helpful in the publication stage.

You can use your own search terms or try some of the predefined searches below:

Scholarly publishing

Academic writing


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Digital content unit

If you wish to reproduce Library images in your research publications you would need to order and license the use of those images. The unit provides and licenses high-quality images for use in research. teaching and publications.


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