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Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology Open Resources: Publishing & Referencing Info

This guide provides links and information to and about openly available information and educational resources in the Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology fields.

What's it in the Open Publishing and Referencing Info tab?

This page provides links and information to and about predatory publishing, author IDs, reference management. Please note that UP does not offer troubleshooting and support for Overleaf and Mendeley. The tools are provided as a means to provide alternatives to authoring and reference management tools that would otherwise require subscription or affiliation to an organisation to be able to access and use. Please consult the websites for help.


ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID.  It is a sixteen-digit permanent digital identifier for researchers.  It is an international standard to help researchers to establish and maintain their scholarly identity.  It aims to solve common issues such as:

  • not getting credit for our research because your name is common or because you have published using a different version of your name
  • struggling to find a central place to keep track of all your research outputs
  • having to spend time entering the same information over and over in publisher and grant submission systems

Click Here for more information on ORCiD

Predatory Publishing

What is predatory publishing?

Predatory open-access publishing is an exploitative open-access academic publishing business model that involves charging publication fees to authors without providing the editorial and publishing services associated with legitimate journals (open access or not).

(, accessed on 08/05/2018)

For more information on Predatory publishing, click Here