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Researchers: Scholarly communication

An introduction to scholarly communication

This section contains information on the scholarly communication process:

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

Make sure you put all your publications into our research repository.  This ensures your publications are visible to everyone worldwide, not just at Middlesex.  They are found by Google Scholar which will enable you to publicise your work through social media, e.g. Twitter for researchers.


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.


  • International Standard Book Numbers are the world wide system used to identify each and every book published. 
  • ISBNs are used by the book trade to track sales and orders and in libraries for cataloguing. Your publisher will supply one of their ISBNs.
  • If your work is published by part of Middlesex University you need one of our ISBNs. You can get an ISBN from:


ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. It is becoming required by funding bodies and publishers. 

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