Expert guidance for authors, editors, reviewers, researchers and students
In-depth support on a range of academic publishing topics, from research methodologies, observation and analysis to how to publish a journal article and ensure it's downloaded, and writing a dissertation.
You can see what's here using the 'On this page' list.
Our research guidance is divided into three categories; within each, you'll find articles to help you plan and carry out your research, and analyse the data and information you collect.
Find guidance on empirical and ethical research, the research process, research studies and using digital tools/Twitter.
Discover how to conduct a focus group, and use ethnographic methods, questionnaires and repertory grids.
Data & analysis
Read about discourse analysis, statistical techniques and secondary data, and how to use archival material.
Authoring & editing
Take a look at our guidance on how to write an article for an academic journal and achieve optimal results, and help with editing and writing a review.
Publish a journal article
Ensure your article is downloaded
Write a book review
How to write better essays, take notes and search effectively for information.
Write a dissertation
Develop critical thinking
Take effective notes
Be a peer mentor
We've collated all our guidance for librarians here, including links to the librarian toolkit and useful resources.
Promote your resources
Library administrator resources
Resources for discovery
If you’re reviewing a book, journal or article, and you’re looking for support including practical tips and guidance, take a look at our reviewer guides.
Becoming a peer reviewer
Understand the peer review process
Our peer review key principles
Publish with us
Find out how to publish with us and the different options available, including books, journals, case studies and open access.