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University Library

Publishing your research

Academic Writing and Scholarly Communication

Scholarly Communication and Academic Writing

  • Academic Writing
  • New to Peer Review?
  • Acknowledgements
Where to publish?

Where to publish

  • Funder requirements
  • Identifying key journals
  • Publishing monographs and books
Publishing your researcg

Open Access and Research Data Management

  • Open Access
  • Open Access - Funder requirements and the REF
  • Research Data Management

Obtaining an ISBN or ISSN

  • What is an ISBN / ISSN?
  • How do I obtain an ISBN?
  • How do I obtain an ISSN?
Social Media

Alternative routes to disseminate your research

  • Social media; blogs and micro-blogging
  • Posters & Presentations

Third Party Image Credits

Scholarly communication and academic writing
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Identifying where to publish
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Alternative dissemination tools

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Open Access and Research Data Managament
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Academic Liaison Librarian for Research Support

Durham Open Access Policy

Durham University is committed to sharing the findings of its world-class research as widely as possible to enhance its use and impact within the academic and research community and more widely within society.

All peer reviewed research outputs published since 1st January 2008 must be deposited upon acceptance for publication in Durham Research Online (DRO), the University’s institutional repository .This should be the final peer-reviewed, pre-publication version of the paper where copyright restricts the use of the published version.

Where copyright agreements permit, all deposited research will be made publicly available, respecting publisher determined embargo periods.

This is in line with the proposed requirements of the post-2014 REF and the requirements of various research funding bodies, including Research Councils UK, the Wellcome Trust and the European Commission.

Durham Open Access Policy (Summary)