Unequivocal identification of authors and editors
Please spell your name the same way in all scientific contexts and publications. This applies in particular for double-barrelled names or names with umlauts and/or prefix.
Different authorial identifiers can be used, e.g. ORCID, ResearcherID or Scopus Author ID. They guarantee that authors will be identified uniquely, regardless of identical names, name variants, name changes or shifts of institutional affiliation. Since 2018 the University of Münster has been a member of the ORCID Germany Consortium and therefore, expressly recommends ORCID. ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID are primarily used in the context of Web of Science or Scopus, but both can be linked with ORCID.
Please create also a profile for the most widely-used services in your field and link it with your publications. This ensures that your publications will be attributed correctly and consistently to your person.
Unequivocal identification of institutions
For the University of Münster, there are standardised identifiers which ensure a publication’s correct attribution in the submission procedure:
|Integrated Authority File GND
|Global Research Identifier Database GRID
|Research Organization Registry ROR
|Virtual International Authority File VIAF
Unequivocal identification of open access and secondary publication
When choosing your publication format, please consider its suitability for open access publication and upload the full text to a freely accessible repository. We recommend using miami, the document server of the University of Münster.
If you have any questions concerning open access or need support, do not hesitate to contact the ULB team at email@example.com.
For publications produced in connection with externally funded research projects, funding acknowledgements are usually obligatory in accordance with the regulations of the corresponding funding provider (e.g. DFG or EU). In addition to mentioning the funding organisation(s), the project number (German Research Foundation (DFG)) or grant number is often required.
Recording all publications in CRIS.WWU
Please meet your reporting obligation and record all your publications in our research information system CRIS.WWU. It serves as a central database for research reporting, university rankings and the planned University bibliography.
Members of the Faculty of Medicine should report their publications for performance-based funding and internal remuneration to the publications database EVALuna Biblio.
If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A downloadable bilingual version of the policy can be found on the WWU Intranet.