Publish your research

Once you have completed your research, it is important to consider carefully where to report and communicate your findings.

You may wish to consider presenting at conferences, submitting journal articles to publishers, and using the White Rose Research Online repository to raise your research profile and store your research outputs.

  • If you are undertaking a PhD, your supervisor should be able to provide advice on which journals/publishers to submit your work to.
  • Think. Check. Submit. provides a checklist to help researchers choose the right journal for their research.
  • For articles, bibliometric analysis can help you target where to publish, for example, using journal impact factors.
  • Ulrichsweb can be used to help you find details of journals - you can search by discipline.
  • The University's Research Excellence Training Team runs courses on getting published. See their pages on courses for Research students and Research staff.
  • Scholarly societies and commercial publishers usually provide advice and guidance on their websites about getting published. Examples include the IEEE authorship web page and the similar resource from Sage.
  • Our Open Access webpages provide information on the opportunities and requirements relating to open access publication, including how to deposit your research in White Rose Research Online. 

White Rose University Press

White Rose University Press (WRUP) is an open access digital publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals and books, publishing across a wide range of academic disciplines. The Press is run jointly by the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.

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Obtaining a University of York ISBN

To receive publishing guidelines and an ISBN number to publish under the University's publishing company name, please send an email to:

Obtaining a Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

A DOI is a unique alphanumeric label, (a NISO standard), created to identify a piece of intellectual property; mostly used for articles in ejournals, but also for ebook and chapters within them, and datasets.

Publishers assign and register DOIs, so only work published by those participating in the scheme will have a DOI (but it includes all the major publishers).

The University of York's guide to DOIs includes details of how to find and cite a DOI for your publications. See Sharing, preserving and depositing your data for more information on DOIs for datasets.