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Ensure your research outputs are eligible for the next REF… in 5 Simple Steps!

You have spent many long hours pouring over your research, verifying your findings, finding the best journal to submit to (before submitting do check on Think Check Submit to ensure you are publishing in a trusted journal), your article is accepted for publication… before the celebrations begin… take a few minutes to ensure that you article does not become ineligible for submission in the next REF.

Ensure that you upload the accepted manuscript to NECTAR (Institutional Repository) as soon as your article is accepted… Well.. Okay.. Maybe the day after, when the celebrations are over… But before you start work on your next output… And within a month of acceptance. This gives our staff time to check through the output and metadata and make any changes necessary, whilst also ensuring that your research output will not fail to be submitted to the REF due to failing to comply with an administrative process.

Please take a moment to check out our five simple steps, that will ensure that your outputs remain eligible for submission in the next REF.

Resources for Research

If you need information or have questions about:

  • open access
  • research data management
  • HEFCE’s open access policy
  • Non-Compliant Journals for the next REF
  • Predatory Journals
  • Payment of Article Processing Charges

Please check out our recently added “Resources” tab in the Research Hub!

Top 10 downloads – NECTAR – November 2016

Research Output’s Top 10 Downloaded in November 2016 No of Downloads
Pickton, M. (2013) Writing your research plan. In: Grant, M. J., Sen, B. and Spring, H. (eds.) Research, Evaluation and Audit: Key Steps in Demonstrating Your Value. London: Facet Publishing. pp. 45-63. 219
Lama, A., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D., Allen, S. C. H. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2013) Methods of isolation and identification of pathogenic and potential pathogenic bacteria from skins and tannery effluents. Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association. 108(2), pp. 48-62. 0002-9726. 129
Jackson, P. and Feldman, M. (2011) The EDL: Britain’s ‘New Far Right’ social movement. Northampton: The University of Northampton. 104
Mackley, J. S. (2012) The Anglo Saxons and their gods (still) among us. Lecture presented to: The University of Northampton Staff Research Forum, The University of Northampton, 12 March 2012. (Unpublished) 100
Preece, D. and Zhao, Y. (2014) An evaluation of Bag Books multi-sensory stories. Northampton: The University of Northampton. (Unpublished) 58
Kassem, R. (2014) Detecting asset misappropriation: a framework for external auditors. International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation (IJAAPE). 10(1), pp. 1-42. 1740-8008. 56
Nie, M. and Armellini, A. (2012) Enhancing curriculum design and delivery with OER. In: Cambridge 2012: Innovation and Impact – Openly Collaborating to Enhance Education, Conference Proceedings. Milton Keynes: Support Centre for Open Resources in Education, The Open University. 9780749229375. pp. 365-369. 52
Wilson, J. M. (2013) Introduction. In: Wilson, J. M., Kimber, G. and de Sousa Correa, D. (eds.) Katherine Mansfield and the (Post)colonial. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. pp. 1-11. 51
Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B., Starr, M., Murray, C. and Round, J. (2011) Editor. Studies in Comics: Alan Moore Themed Issue. 2(1) London: Intellect. 2040-3232. 49
Poynter, D. J. (2008) ‘The report on her transfer was shell shock’: a study of the psychological disorders of nurses and female Voluntary Aid Detachments who served alongside the British and Allied Expeditionary Forces during the First World War, 1914-1918. Doctoral thesis. The University of Northampton. 49

ORCID IDs… Have You Got Yours Yet?

ORCIDORCID ID’s provide unique and persistent identifiers to researchers (much like a DOI for a journal article). Many funders—including the Wellcome Trust UK—now require ORCID IDs as part of the grant proposal process.

Wiley recently announced that from November 28th, “more than 500 Wiley journals using ScholarOne Manuscripts will require the submitting author (only) to provide an ORCID identifier (iD) when submitting a manuscript”1. This follows in the steps of other publishers such as IEEE and Hindawi that have required an ORCID Id since July 2016. Many other publishers have also introduced this requirement.

So how do you get an ORCID? The good news is that it is really easy – and takes no more than thirty seconds to register.

Once you have your ORCID ID you should include this when you submit publications and when you apply for grants.

1 Wiley, J., Sons, I., companies, or related and reserved, A. rights (2016) Wiley becomes First Major Publisher to require ORCID IDs for submitting authors. Available at: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/PressRelease/pressReleaseId-129824.html (Accessed: 7 December 2016).