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 contact the Library Research Team for assistance.