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:
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
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:
The types of journal articles that do not meet the criteria include:
C1 Verification requirements:
For each journal article, the University must be able to provide the following, if required:
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).