- Your Publications - all UCL authors are expected to maintain a list of their publications in the Research Publications Service (RPS). The Queen Square Library can help Institute of Neurology staff to do this (see our RPS help page). Authors from other UCL departments should contact UCL's Open Access Team for assistance.
- Impact - for advice on how to explore the impact of publications see the UCL Library Services' bibliometrics pages.
- Open Access (OA) - many funding bodies now require grant-holders to make their publications Open Access.
Staff: refer to the instructions issued by your target journal or organisation about which referencing style you should use. Students: Institute of Neurology students are usually advised to use Harvard referencing, but should consult the IoN Education Unit and the current Student Handbook for confirmation.
The bibliographic management tools, such as Endnote or Mendeley, can help you to manage your references and the Queen Square Library can offer help & advice in using the software. UCL Library Services have created a guide to references, citations and avoiding plagiarism which offers practical advice - including worked examples of the classic referencing styles: Harvard (an alphabetic style) and Vancouver (a numeric style). Visit the LibrarySkills@UCL website for training sessions covering these topics.
Other useful links:
- For UCL staff with an UCL Profile, UCL Profiles support is available.
- Advice on writing for medical journals - view Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE and Biomed Central's writing resources.
- Identifying journal abbreviations - from Pubmed
- EQUATOR: an international initiative that seeks to improve the reliability of medical research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research studies.
- HEFCE RAE archive: 1992, 1996, 2001, 2008 & REF archive: 2014; 2021 (and UCL's REF page).