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How should I name my institution?

When naming Middlesex University, you should declare your institution to be “Middlesex University”.

The particular research centre, school or department may also be named separately and additionally, but not instead of Middlesex University, which should be the primary institutional affiliation of the author.

Variations that are unhelpful and confusing include:

  • Middlesex University London
  • Middlesex University Business School
  • University of Middlesex

Why should I name Middlesex University in this way?

It is important to always use the same, exact name “Middlesex University” because it will simplify searches and bibliometric reports which may be carried out to assess research at the institution, such as by the government or university league table providers.

It will make it possible to identify and retrieve all the University’s research publications in research aggregation services such as Web of Science, Scopus and PubMed, and it will also help others to recognise you and your work.  

In order to assist others to identify your work, you are also advised to create and use an ORCID identifier when publishing.

What is the address I should give?

When completing Middlesex University address details, always use the format:

Middlesex University
The Burroughs

Note that although your postal address at the University might actually include different details or an alternative post-code, it is this address which should be used in association with your publication. This helps others to identify your work correctly.

Who should name Middlesex University as an originating institution?

Employees of the University.

Those with affiliate or honorary status.

Publicly-funded research students, when publishing journal articles and other works associated with research undertaken at the University.

What if I have more than one institution to credit?

Your publisher may be able to list more than one institution with your name, but if not then you may have to choose which institution is most closely associated with the work.

It is likely that for future Research Excellence Framework exercises, as with REF2014, outputs will be associated with the author and thus be eligible for submission at your institution, regardless of which institution was credited at the time of publication.