Category Archives: Academic Publications

Publishing Style Guide

MLA Publishing and Scholarship

Advice for Authors, Reviewers, Publishers, and Editors of Literary Scholarship. Call for Action on Problems in Scholarly Book Publishing. MLA Statement on the Fair Use of Copyrighted Works. Preserving Research Collections: A Collaboration between Librarians and Scholars.

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

COPE provides advice to editors and publishers on all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. It also provides a forum for its members to discuss individual cases. COPE does not investigate individual cases but encourages editors to ensure that cases are investigated by the appropriate authorities (usually a research institution or employer).

APA Formatting and Style Guide : Electronic Sources (Web Publications)

APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.

Scientific Style and Format Citation Quick Guide

Scientific Style and Format presents three systems for referring to references (also known as citations) within the text of a journal article, book, or other scientific publication: 1) citation–sequence; 2) name–year; and 3) citation–name. These abbreviated references are called in-text references.

The Chicago Manual of Style Online

The Chicago Manual of Style presents two basic documentation systems: (1) notes and bibliography and (2) author-date. Choosing between the two often depends on subject matter and the nature of sources cited, as each system is favored by different groups of scholars.

Oxford University Press : Instructions for Authors writing for the Global Academic Business Division   
Before you begin writing please ensure that you familiarize yourself with all of the main sections of these Instructions. In addition, you may find some of the Appendices relevant to your work, and your OUP Editor will direct you towards these if appropriate.

Emerging Infectious Diseases : Style Guide for Authors and Editors   
Emerging Infectious Diseases is a peer-reviewed journal established expressly to promote the recognition of new and reemerging infectious diseases around the world and improve the understanding of factors involved in disease emergence, prevention, and elimination. Toward this mission we publish original articles reporting and commenting on emerging infectious diseases from around the globe. Each year, Emerging Infectious Diseases receives more than 2,000 manuscripts, approximately 1/4 of which are published.

EPA Communications Stylebook: Writing Guide   
This section of the stylebook outlines EPA’s writing style. Generally, writing style comprises grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, syntax and usage. Stylebooks can go beyond that, into narrative style, even identifying organizational and human values to be reflected in communication.

The University of Oxford Style Guide   
The University of Oxford Style Guide aims to provide a guide to writing and formatting documents written by staff on behalf of the University (or one of its constituent departments etc). It is part of the University’s branding toolkit which enables the University’s formal documentation to be presented consistently across all communications and contains guidance on the University’s visual identity. Although this style guide is freely available online it has not been written with public or external use in mind.

The United Nations Editorial Manual Online   
The United Nations Editorial Manual Online is intended to serve as an authoritative statement of the style to be followed in drafting, editing and reproducing United Nations documents, publications and other written material. Although based mainly on the practices and policies that have evolved at Headquarters, the present manual is meant to provide editorial guidance for all parts of the Secretariat. The directives set forth in the manual supersede all earlier guidelines on the subjects dealt with herein. For topics not yet addressed in the present manual, the United Nations Editorial Manual (Sales No. E.83.I.16) remains the primary authority for United Nations editorial policy.

U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual   
By act of Congress the Public Printer of the U.S. Government Printing Office is authorized to determine the form and style of Government printing. The Style Manual is the product of many years of public printing experience, and its rules are based on principles of good usage and custom in the printing trade. Essentially, the Style Manual is a standardization device designed to achieve uniform word and type treatment, and aiming for economy of word use. The Style Manual has served Federal printers since 1894, and with each new edition, the traditions of printing and graphic arts are carried forward into new technologies.

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MLA Style Center   
The MLA Style Center, published by the Modern Language Association, is the only authorized Web site about MLA style. This free, evolving resource is designed as a companion to the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook.

The Economist Style Guide   
The first requirement of The Economist is that it should be readily understandable. Clarity of writing usually follows clarity of thought. So think what you want to say, then say it as simply as possible. Keep in mind George Orwell’s six elementary rules (“Politics and the English Language”, 1946):

Interinstitutional style guide   
The printed version of the 2011 edition of the style guide is available in 23 languages: This publication was produced by downloading files from the “interinstitutional style guide” website in 2011. As the website is updated continuously it is recommended that, when using this paper edition, you check online for any modifications, notably by consulting the “News” page:

APA citation style: Introduction 
The preferred style for all UWA Psychology, Education, Music Psychology, Music Education and Nursing papers is APA. This guides provides only a brief introduction to referencing in the APA style. Please refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, for more information. There are 2 variations from the Manual as used at UWA. These were arrived at in consultation with the UWA School of Psychology.

Oxford referencing style: Introduction   
The Oxford Referencing style is a note citation system.It is also sometimes referred to as a documentary-note style. It has two components: Footnote Citation, Reference List. there are many variations on the Oxford style of referencing. The examples presented in this guide are recommendations only. Always check your unit outline to determine any preferences. No matter which variations on this style you use, the most important thing is to be consistent throughout your assignment.

Harvard citation style: Introduction   
The Harvard citation style is the preferred referencing style for many disciplines of study at the University of Western Australia. It is an author-date referencing style. The Harvard citation style can vary in minor features such as punctuation, capitalisation, abbreviations, and the use of italics.

Tameri Guide for Writers   
This site provides a wealth of information on writing, editing, formatting, designing and marketing. The focus is on providing writing resources for the dramatic, literary and academic writer. A unique feature of this site is the Writers’ Lexicon, providing detailed definitions of terms that are highly applicable to the trade.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines   
The University of Chicago Press prefers manuscripts submitted in electronic form in Microsoft Word. We also can work with files prepared in WordPerfect and LaTeX (please consult your acquiring editor for special instructions if you plan to submit LaTeX files).

Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)

COAR is an international association with over 100 members and partners from around the world representing libraries, universities, research institutions, government funders and others. COAR brings together the repository community and major repository networks in order build capacity, align policies and practices, and act as a global voice for the repository community.

Public Access (PA) Plans of U.S. Federal Agencies

CENDI is collecting information on Federal Agency plans and guidance for implementation of Public Access. The site, which has been mentioned as a source for this material by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, will capture information as it is released to the public by agencies. The following sections are now available:

Open Access To Scientific Information

Open Access means unrestricted and free access to scientific information. The information platform covers the increasing need for information on open access, bundles information and prepares them for different target groups and scenarios. Some areas are country-specific for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. This mainly concerns the area of ​​legal questions concerning open access. You can switch country-specific variants by clicking the flag icons at the top right. The contents are available in German and English. is geared towards the needs of users of the platform. We welcome comments and addenda to our contact address . We invite you to also, in our moderated mailing list ipoa-forum to take part in discussions on Open Access.

Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)

We are the international trade body for not-for-profit organizations and institutions that publish scholarly and professional content. We connect, inform, develop and represent the scholarly publishing community. ALPSP has over 330 members in 40 countries, who collectively publish over half the world’s total active journals as well as books, databases and other products.

Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook

Overview of Open Access Publishing: Open Access publishing means providing content free online to readers while supporting operations by financial models that permit this free electronic distribution. So far, most advances in Open Access publishing have been made in the area of journal publishing, but there are increasing numbers of ventures into Open Access monograph publishing too.

What Is Open Access   
To further the development of knowledge, scholars require access to relevant scholarly literature. Increasingly, this literature is interdisciplinary, global, expensive, digital, and hidden behind technical walls to comply with license restrictions. It is also burgeoning.

SPARC Open Access Taxonomy Terms   
SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) works to enable the open sharing of research outputs and educational materials in order to democratize access to knowledge, accelerate discovery, and increase the return on our investment in research and education. As a catalyst for action, SPARC focuses on collaborating with other stakeholders—including authors, publishers, libraries, students, funders, policymakers and the public—to build on the opportunities created by the Internet, promoting changes to both infrastructure and culture needed to make open the default for research and education.

Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act 
The bipartisan Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) was introduced in Congress on March 18, 2015. Co-sponsored by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representatives Mike Doyle (D-PA), Kevin Yoder (R-KS), and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), FASTR will accelerate scientific discovery and fuel innovation by making articles reporting on publicly funded scientific research freely accessible online for anyone to read and build upon.

Rewarding open access scholarship in promotion and tenure   
Faculty often report that the promotion and tenure (P&T) process is a barrier to adopting open access (OA) practices.1 Even as libraries offer a growing number of OA services (including repositories, funds, journal publishing, data management, and altmetrics tools), efforts to reform the institutional scholarly communication culture will lag if the explicit and implicit values of P&T committees do not adapt.

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)   
SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) works to enable the open sharing of research outputs and educational materials in order to democratize access to knowledge, accelerate discovery, and increase the return on our investment in research and education.

The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities   
Open access means that scientific literature should be publicly available, free of charge on the internet so that those who are interested can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, refer to and, in any other conceivable legal way, use full texts without encountering any financial, legal or technical barriers other than those associated with Internet access itself.

The Open Access Resource Center (OARC)   
The Open Access Resource Center (OARC) is a resource for publishers, authors, funders, and institutions. Created through a partnership between Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) and Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), this portal makes it possible for stakeholders to stay current on the latest OA developments in this rapidly changing environment. Searchable by region, resource type, and keyword, users have easy access to OA news, webinars, videos, useful links, reports and white papers.

Open Access Resources from Eldis   
The content from Eldis is available for re-use under a Creative Commns license (CC BY 3.0) and can be accessed through both the IDS Knowledge Services Open API and the platform (along with other development related content).

Google Scholar Metrics for Publications

Today, we’re introducing Google Scholar Metrics: an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. To get started, you can browse the top 100 publications in several languages, ordered by their five-year h-index and h-median metrics. You can also search for publications by words in their titles.

Citations, Altmetrics and Researcher Profiles: Overview

This Guide provides an overview of the use of citation analysis, impact factors and altmetrics as measure of the level of engagement with research publications. The Research Impact website provides information on the translation of UWA research into practice and its economic, social and environmental impact. The Research Impact Glossary provides a useful place to start in terms of assessing research impact at the broadest level.

Publish or Perish

Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It uses Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and presents the following metrics: Total number of papers and total number of citations Average citations per paper, citations per author, papers per author, and citations per year

Google Scholar Citations

Google Scholar Citations provide a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. You can check who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. You can also make your profile public, so that it may appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name, e.g., richard feynman.

List of ranking (by field) and impact factor by Science Watch

Impact factors reflect the relative importance of a journal within its field. Measurements are obtained by calculating the average number of times the papers in a journal have been cited during the preceding two years. Impact factors are only calculated for the journals listed in the ISI Journal Citation Reports, found in Web of Science

Altmetric   – Details

Altmetrics are an alternative to traditional citation metrics. They measure the online attention and reach of research outputs through digital communication such as news stories, blog posts, Tweets, and Facebook posts. For publication scores, search for publications in CGSpace and click on the Altmetrics donut.

A APA, Chicago, and MLA Citation: KnightCite  
KnightCite is an online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. This service simplifies the often tedious task of compiling an accurate bibliography in the appropriate style by formatting the given data on a source into a reliable citation, eliminating the need to memorize minute details of style for multiple kinds of sources.

CiteScore metrics for serials   
CiteScore metrics from Scopus – comprehensive, current and free metrics for serial titles in Scopus. Search or browse below to find a source and see the new metrics. Use the annual metrics for reporting, and the 2016 metrics for up-to-date tracking.

Thomson Reuters Researcher ID   
Thomson Reuters Researcher ID provides a solution to journal publication lists, track their times cited counts and h-index, identify potential collaborators and avoid author misidentification. In addition, ResearcherID information integrates with the Web of Science and is ORCID compliant, allowing to claim and showcase publications from a single one account. Search the registry to find collaborators, review publication lists and explore how research is used around the world.

The Global Impact Factor (GIF)   
provides quantitative and qualitative tool for ranking, evaluating and categorizing the journals for academic evaluation and excellence. This factor is used for evaluating the prestige of journals. The evaluation is carried out by considering the factors like peer review originality, scientific quality, technical editing quality, editorial quality and regularity.

The h-index  
The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist’s most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications. The index can also be applied to the productivity and impact of a scholarly journal as well as a group of scientists, such as a department or university or country

“Citation Thresholds (Essential Science Indicators)  

Scientific Journal Impact Factor (SJIF)  
A quantitative and qualitative tool for ranking, evaluating and comparing scientific journals.

RefWorks: Pacific licenses this for our users! RefWorks is a web-based personal database for storing and organizing citations and creating easy bibliographies.

Max Planck Society Citation Linker  
The Citation Linker will offer you MPG/SFX Services that are available for a specific article, journal or book, including links to the full text and other relevant resources. Enter all information you have in the appropriate form and click the MPG/SFX button.

The dblp computer science bibliography   
The dblp computer science bibliography now lists more than 5000 conference and workshop series, as well as more than 1500 journals in computer science. This service provides open bibliographic information on major computer science journals and proceedings.

H-index for computer science  
Here is a partial list of computer science researchers who each has an h index of 40 or higher according to Google Scholar. The list has about 1,000 entries and includes 1 Nobel Laureate, 34 Turing Award winners, 73 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 19 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 335 ACM Fellows, and 183 IEEE Fellows.

H-index for economists   
H-Index scores are measurements that combine an author’s productivity with his or her citation impact. H-Indexes differ depending upon which database is used for the calculations. For example, Google Scholar or Web of Science will provide different scores.

Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics)  
A Journal Citation Reports subscription gives you a systematic, objective means to evaluate the world’s leading scientific and scholarly journals. By analyzing citation references, Journal Citation Reports measures research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.