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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

Papers in our repository will be more easily found and better cited. It is searched by Google Scholar.  For more information see:

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


For further information contact your subject liaison librarian.


If you publish a book through the university, it's a good idea to get an ISBN.

ISBN is an International Standard Book Number and it's the world wide system used to identify each and every book published. It's used by the book trade to track sales and orders and in libraries for cataloguing.

Your publisher will supply one of their ISBNs. However, if your work is published by part of Middlesex University you need one of our ISBNs. You can get an ISBN from:

Kate Vasili

When the book is published, please do make sure you send the library a copy. 


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