An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a commercial code that can be assigned to publications (not serials - ISSN's are used for these) to identify them. To apply for an ISBN in MU, please contact Jacqui Morrissey in MU Library.
An ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is a commercial code given to serials in order to identify them.
To apply for an ISSN for your serial, you will need to contact the National Library of Ireland, who administer ISSN's for Irish serials.
A DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is a numeric string assigned to articles, papers, books and other publications that is a permanent link.
To get a DOI for your publication, please contact Suzanne Redmond-Maloco.
MU Library wants to make sure that we hold all the published works by its academics and researchers. We would like to purchase a copy of your publication for the collection, so let us know when you are publishing or co-authoring/editing your book.
Open Access is an international movement to make research publications freely available to the international research community in order to stimulate further research. Any person who can connect to the internet can access OA material freely. They can also download, print and distribute these articles provided the author of the article is properly acknowledged and cited. The potential readership of OA articles exceeds that of articles where full-text is restricted to subscribers. OA is made possible by institutional repositories such as MURAL.
Benefits for Authors
Benefits to Maynooth University
MURAL (formerly ePrints) is Maynooth University’s institutional repository which contains both electronic copies of academic papers and eTheses, and showcases the research output of Maynooth University and St Patrick’s College staff and postgraduate students.
MURAL can contain either preprints (a working paper or the version of a paper submitted for peer review) or postprints (the final peer reviewed version, which has been accepted for publishing) or similar material such as book chapters, conference papers, working papers, technical reports and so on. This open access approach ensures the widest possible dissemination and impact for our work in Maynooth and contributes to the growing body of research literature that is now freely available online. MURAL is harvested by national open access portals, like RIAN.