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Research Publications Collection:  Journal Articles

Guidance on reporting research outputs for UON researchers and academic staff

C1 - Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal

Key eligibility requirements

To be included in this category the journal article must meet the definition of research as amplified in the general requirements for research publications and:

  • Must be published in a scholarly journal
  • Must have been peer-reviewed. Note: the fact that an article has been peer reviewed does not automatically mean that it is eligible. The article must still meet the definition of research as well as all other criteria
  • Must have an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

o Some journals may be regularly published as separate volumes with an ISBN rather than an ISSN. Provided that the publication is clearly identified as an edition of a journal, and not a book, articles in such publications may be eligible if they meet all other criteria.

o If an ISSN does not appear in the journal, external evidence such as an ISSN being cited in an extract from Ulrich’s or ISI’s directories is sufficient to demonstrate the existence of the number

  • The author must be affiliated with the University of Newcastle (and there is evidence of this within the publication)

Note: Literature reviews

Where a literature review predominantly comprises of a summary of the current knowledge and findings of a particular research field or topic, and as such, does not include any critical assessment or report any new findings or original experimental work, then this publication type is unlikely to comply with the definition of research.

The types of journal articles that may meet the criteria include:

  • Commentaries and communications of original research
  • Research notes
  • Letters to journals, provided that the letter satisfies the definition of research and the subsequent definitions for journal articles in this section
  • Critical scholarly texts which appear in article form
  • Articles reviewing multiple works or a substantial/systematic review of an entire field of research (and including additional original research from the author eg. Cochrane Reviews)
  • Invited papers in journals
  • Articles in journals which are targeted to both scholars and professionals
  • Articles in a standalone series

The types of journal articles that do not meet the criteria include:

  • Systematic review protocols and study protocols
  • Letters to the editor that do not satisfy the definition of research and the subsequent definitions for journal articles in this section
  • Case studies
  • Articles designed to inform practitioners on existing knowledge in a professional field
  • Articles in newspapers and popular magazines (excluded completely)
  • Non-scholarly, non-research articles (excluded completely)
  • Editorials
  • Book reviews and reviews of research that do not meet the criteria above
  • Brief commentaries and communications of original research
  • Reviews of art exhibitions, concerts, theatre productions

C1 Verification requirements:

For each journal article, the University must be able to provide the following, if required:

  • Evidence of bibliographical information (ISSN, title, author(s), publisher, all dates referring to copyright, publication, printing and distribution, as appropriate)
     
  • Evidence indicating the author's affiliation to the University of Newcastle
     
  • If claimed using the expanded year of publication definition, a letter from the publisher indicating that the publication was not produced until after the 2016 Research Publication Collection close date (30 June 2017)
     
  • Copy or offprint of article
     
  • Proof of peer review
     
  • If an ISSN does not appear in the journal, external evidence such as an ISSN number being cited in an extract from Ulrich's or ISI directory is sufficient to demonstrate the existence of the number.

 

Articles published online before print

Journal articles classed as “in press”, “advance”, "early online" "online first" e-prints and pre-prints are not included for reporting until they are assigned a volume/issue number and final year of publication by the publisher. The final year of publication may be different from the year published online. For example, an article may be available online in 2015 but not assigned to a volume of a journal until 2018.

Library staff will mark in-press publications with the status of Under Review in NURO and accept them for the Research Publications Collection once they have been fully published with all bibliographic details (providing they meet all other criteria).

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