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Researchers: Scholarly communication

An introduction to scholarly communication

This section of this guide contains information on the scholarly communication process:

  • The best journals to be published in, how to find this out and how to get published.
  • Open access publication, often a requirement of your funding body.
  • Books, publishing and getting an ISBN

Do please remember to make sure you put all your publications into our research repository as this ensures your publications are visible to everyone worldwide, not just at Middlesex.  This will ensure it is found via Google and will enable you to then publicise your work through social media, e.g. Twitter for researchers.

These pages are regularly updated, so if there is something useful we should add, please use the comments box to let us know.

Repository and citations

If your papers are in an open access repository, your work will be more easily found and better cited. This is because the repository is searched by Google Scholar and there are no costs to seeing the papers on it.

For more information see:

To search University repositories world wide for Open Access publications try BASE:



To find out what rights you have to place your journal article in our repository, have a look at Sherpa Romeo. This is the definitive source of information for checking what rights you have and how long articles may be embargoed before we can make them freely available. 

For further information contact your subject liaison librarian.


ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities.