Eligibility Guidelines for an ISBN

Request a Western Sydney University ISBN

Please check the eligibility guidelines below before requesting a ISBN.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Western Sydney University must be the sole publisher. Copyright may be jointly held with an external body.
  • Grey literature authored by a staff member (adjuncts included), student or organisational unit.
  • Monographs authored by a staff member, student or organisational unit if accompanied by email approval from the chair of the relevant departmental research committee or equivalent.
  • Print versions of Western Sydney University hosted conference proceedings (full-text, peer reviewed)
  • Print research reports.
  • Publication must contain a research component. Disputes will be resolved by the appropriate divisional Research Committee.
  • Publication must be eligible for inclusion in ResearchDirect.
  • Document must include a separate title page, author affiliation statement, copyright statement and acknowledgment of commissioning body if appropriate. Suggested citation and appropriate creative commons license are optional.

Note: A research report does not require an ISBN to meet the government guidelines or be eligible for National or State Legal Deposit.

Out of Scope:

  • Western Sydney University theses.
  • Draft documents.
  • Project Reports prepared for funding bodies, unless they contain a research component.
  • Learning and teaching materials.

Download a copy of the eligibility guidelines.

The Library will submit the final version of your publication to the State and National libraries on your behalf.

Please email lib-research@westernsydney.edu.au for assistance.