Toolkit

This page presents various tools useful to academics who are engaging with the publishing process and others that take you through the process of depositing your publications in the Research Repository.

Research Repository Instructional Materials

  1. Research Repository: depositing Articles to meet the REF 2020 Open Access Policy Requirements (video).
  2. Uploading your Journal Article onto the Research Repository (process as a list).
  3. REF 2020 Open Access compliance - journal selection for unfunded research article (flow chart).
  4. Non Compliant Journals by REF Panel
  5. Adding a Copyright Statement to a Photograph Using Photoshop CC 2014
  6. How to Deposit Exhibitions in the Research Repository

Selecting a Journal

  • Select the most suitable (audience and quality) journal for your subject discipline: is it a journal that attracts authors who will read and cite your work in subsequent publications? The number of citations is commonly used as an objective measure of 'quality'?
  • SciMago provides a searchable database of journals with subject and country filters. There is also a SJR (Scimago Journal Ranking) based on citations data up to and including 2014.
  • Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) Academic Journal Guide 2015 provides a PDF list of journals included at editors discretion, ranking is based on metrics and expert peers. Register (free) to gain access to the document.
  • The University of Gloucestershire Open Access policy requires that you deposit your publications in full text to meet the REF2020 Open Access compliance requirements, check which journals in your subject area have open access policies that permit this.
  • Sherpa/RoMEO is a searchable database of publishers' open access policies.

If the journal you published with is not listed on Sherpa RoMEO go to the publisher's web site and look for their open access or self-archiving policy. If you cannot find the policy information then contact their permissions office. Look for permissions under 'contact us' or contact enquiries.

  • Sherpa/Juliet is a searchable database of major research funders' open access policies. Use Sherpa/Juliet if you received funding for your research and the funding contract included a requirement to publish in an open access journal or distribute the research via an open access repository.

Authors planning to submit journal articles (or conference papers published in conference proceedings with an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)) should verify that any publishers' embargo does not exceed the permitted maximum for the Main REF Panel for their subject discipline. The maximum embargo for Main REF Panels A and B (STEM) is 12 months and for Main REF Panels C and D (Social Sciences and Humanities) the maximum embargo permitted is 24 months. After 1st April 2016, authors who publish in journals with embargoes that exceed the stated Main REF Panel maximum will not be able to include these articles in the REF 2020 submission unless they can claim it falls within one of the HEFCE exceptions. REF 2014 Units of Assessment gives the Main REF Panel for each subject based on the last REF.

Research Funder's Identity Requirements

  • ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. You should only have one ORCID and some funders may require that you include an ORCID with your metadata (bibliographic details). The University does not require you to have an ORCID however, if you wish, you can register individually.

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

  • An ISBN uniquely identifies each edition and version of a book eg hard cover, paperback, ebook, spiral bound, etc. The ISBN is a 13 digit number and is used to distinguish between versions when cataloguing, buying or selling, and requesting inter-library loans. If you would like to obtain an ISBN for your in house publications and research reports contact Tamsin Hyde.
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

    A DOI is a unique, permanent and stable document identifier. DOIs are used by publishers to facilitate the location and management of digital objects such as electronic journal articles. Some universities and many publishers now use DOIs to assist with the increasingly complex workflows involved in publishing and disseminating research. Organisations that mint their own DOIs can easily track their outputs. A practical reason for using DOIs is to optimise the future discoverability of digital publications disseminated via the internet by preventing the problem of broken web links. UoG does not currently mint its own DOIs. If you would like to obtain a DOI for your unpublished literature you can do this via Researchgate, you will need to set up a Researchgate account. To turn a DOI into a URL simply append it to a doi resolver eg http://dx.doi.org/ leaving no spaces.

Measuring Impact using Bibliometrics

  • Impact - Bibliometrics - Google Scholar Citations - Impact Points

    Google Scholar Citations are based on publications searched by Google Scholar and so include a greater number than Researchgate or an individual database. You will need a Google account. Add any missing publications yourself to complete your publishing output profile.

  • Impact - Bibliometrics - Publish or Perish - Impact Points

    Publish or Perish analyses academic citations and offers a number of analytical options. The data is from Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic Search. There are 3 versions of H-Index. You will need to download the software, it is cleared for installation on the University's network and is available at Park Library on PCs in LC122a.

  • Impact - Bibliometrics - Researchgate Impact Points

    Researchgate citations are based on publications in the Researchgate database and may not be exhaustive. You will need a Researchgate account. Add any missing publications yourself to complete your publishing output profile.

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