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Referencing guides

Citing Medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers 2nd edition 

Flinders University

University of Adelaide

University of South Australia

Medical abbreviations

Spell it out: standardised terminology, abbreviations and symbols to be used when communicating about medicines (SA Health) 

The EQUATOR Network: reporting guidelines 

ORCiDs: What are they and how do I get one? Distinguishing yourself and your research

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides a persistent digital identifier that individual researchers.  An ORCID supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional work


Apply for an ISBN, ISSN and CIP - you need to apply for one of these if you are publishing a book or report

Selecting a publisher

Publisher integrity 

Check if a publisher is a COPE member (Committee on Publication Ethics). COPE is committed to educate and support editors, publishers and those involved in publication ethics with the aim of moving the culture of publishing towards one where ethical practices becomes the norm, part of the publishing culture. 

Check if a publisher is a member of OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association). Approved members have been through a rigorous application review process and adhere to OASPA's Code of Conduct

Impact factors

SCImago Journal & Country Rank site provides journal impact factors. 

Avoid predatory publishers

Think. Check. Submit helps researchers identify trusted journals for their research. Through a range of tools and practical resources, this international, cross-sector initiative aims to educate researchers, promote integrity, and build trust in credible research and publications

Post from "The Scholarly Kitchen" - Guest Post: When Authors Get Caught in the Predatory (Illegitimate Publishing) Net [Dec 2017]