Publication support

Research publication is integral to research activity at the University of Nottingham. Different disciplines have different approaches to publication so the best source of information is often your academic peers. However, we are always happy to try and help you answer any questions based on our own expertise and experience.

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Correctly attribute your publications

See below to ensure your work, the university and any funders are acknowledged

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Publication checklist

Support and advice for each stage of the publishing lifecycle

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Training for researchers

Sign up to our training session 'Where to publish: tools to help you choose'


Correctly attribute your work

The University

Give the full University name in the institutional affiliation or contact address.

The preferred version for each campus is below. The final word of UNNC can be dropped if space requires.

University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

University of Nottingham Malaysia


Name and ORCID iD

It is common for the presentation of names to vary throughout a career.

Changes include including or excluding a middle initial, moving institutions or disciplines, or changing the name by which you are known. 

Setting up an ORCID iD, which will stay consistent over time, makes it easier to bring your publications together.

More on ORCID

Research funder

Make sure you acknowledge the contribution of any research funder as per the RIN guidance.

Use this format if your funder has not given specific guidance particularly if you are applying for funding for open access funds.

This work was supported by the Research Council A [grant numbers wwww, xxxx]; the Research Council B [grant number yyyy]; and the Research Funder C [grant number zzzz]. 

Manage your online researcher profile

A great way to start managing your online profile is to set yourself up with ORCID which works with other online profiles, so you avoid re-entering information.

Once you have your ORCID we recommend updating systems in the following order for the smoothest experience:

  1. Add publications to your ORCID record via your Scopus Author ID. This will also allow you to update your information in Scopus and SciVal.
  2. Investigate whether systems you already use allow you to pull data into your ORCID record.
  3. If you have one, link your ORCID iD and Web of Science's Researcher ID on Publons.
  4. Add further items manually or via BibTeX upload (including publications from Google Scholar).
  5. Select the manual update for your Google Scholar profile so you decide what research outputs are added.
  6. Record your ORCID iD and any other relevant identifiers in your profile in the Research Information System (RIS) to allow outputs to be updated from a range of sources.

Producing your own publications

If you are self-publishing we can help you obtain an ISBN for your book or an ISSN for your journal.

See our guide on ISBNs and ISSNs (PDF)

If you require a persistent identifier for your publication we can provide advice on assigning DOIs to RIS outputs. This includes edited collections where the editor is a member of the University of Nottingham, but one or more of the authors is not.

Email open access

If you are interested in learning more about open access book publishing, we recommend consulting the Open Access Books Toolkit, hosted on the OAPEN website. The toolkit contains articles, FAQs and a glossary of key terms.

Read the OA Books Toolkit

If you are interested in starting your own open access journal we can provide advice.

Email Research Support





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