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Information for research staff

All University staff are welcome to join the Library. For an introduction to our services, please read the Making the most of your Library guide.

The links on this page have been selected to help research staff find the information they need relating to publishing, open access and research impact.

Boost citations to your research publications

Which journal should you publish in?

  • JCR (Journal Citation Reports) - use these to find out the impact factors for journals in the sciences and social sciences
  • SHERPA/FACT - use this tool to check if the journals in which you wish to publish comply with your funder's requirements for open access to research
  • Use Manuscript Matcher on EndNote Web to suggest possible journals suiting your research interests based on the contents of your EndNote Library. Find out more about EndNote.

Open Access

  • Open Access - guidance on complying with REF and your funder's requirements for Open Access
  • Open Access workshops - group and one-to-one training on Open Access
  • CentAUR - deposit your research publications in the University's Institutional Repository

Scientific writing and publishing online training course

  • Nature Masterclasses on Scientific Writing and Publishing 
    This online course includes modules on planning and writing your paper, choosing a journal and submitting your paper, the editorial process, peer review, plagiarism and ethics, authorship issues and how to measure impact. This resource will be available to until 1/7/2018. Registration is required.

publishing a UOR publication?

The Library looks after assigning ISBNs to University of Reading publications. Please contact Rachael Scott to arrange this.

Assessing research impact

  • Bibliometrics - read a summary of of bibliometrics, and an overview of which tools and websites you can use to assess the impact of your publications
  • SciVal - use to assess the research performance of individuals, research groups or institutions

Resources for doing your research


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