Journals LibraryNHS NIHR - National Institute for Health Research
The Journals Library publishes NIHR-funded research in various formats, which are explained below:
As part of the threaded publication model, authors publish a series of standalone research articles that report on components of their NIHR-funded award. Occasionally, where it is deemed proportionate, a single research article will report on the full award.
Sometimes, authors publish components of their award as articles in external journals. The Journals Library publishes a page with a link to the article and information about the publication so that the full thread for the award can be viewed on the Journals Library website.
As part of the threaded publication model, authors produce an overall synopsis for the award, which complements the research articles and draws together all the relevant summarised data and evidence to support its conclusions against the overarching research questions and objectives.
Extended Research Article
The extended research article is a full, single account of the whole research award, providing all the relevant data and evidence to support its conclusions against the overarching research questions and objectives. This was the Journals Library's primary publishing format before the implementation of threaded publication and in some cases is the most appropriate approach to reporting on the award. Extended research articles are published as individual issues of the journal.
As with other academic journals, the issue brings together a number of articles into a single publication. As part of the threaded publication model, issues are key for compiling all publications from an award into a thread so that you can see the full account of that award. All extended research articles are published as an individual issue of a journal. Occasionally, issues may also draw together articles based on a theme.