How you enter SLU affiliation when publishing

Last changed: 17 September 2020

Correct affiliation is important for your publications to be found and linked to SLU and your department in databases and bibliometric analyses such as evaluations and allocation of funds. This page provides examples on how to enter your SLU affiliation.

The name of the university

  • The name of the university should be Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. 
  • The abbreviation SLU is not to be used. 

How to write a complete affiliation

Enter the full address according to one of the two examples below (the parts in bold are mandatory): 

  • Department name, possible further attributes, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, postal address with box- and postal number, country 
  • Swedish University of Agricultural SciencesDepartment name, possible further attributes, postal address with box- and postal number, country 

"Possible further attributes" can be used to enter division name or collaborative centres and similar that is based on collaboration. 

Good examples of SLU addresses

Depending on where you publish there could be different rules for what data you can include and in what order. Below are three examples of addresses that work well (the parts in bold are mandatory):

  • Department of Crop Production Ecology, Linnean Centre for Plant Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 901 83 Umeå, Sweden
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources, Institute of Freshwater Research, Stångholmsvägen 2, SE-178 93 Drottningholm, Sweden

Multiple affiliations are only stated when you have multiple positions

You should only use multiple affiliations (several separate addresses) when there is employment at the stated addresses and the published research has been conducted within the framework of these employments. 

Correct affiliation is important for several reasons

  • In order to be able to identify a university's publication by searching for it based on the authors affiliation specified in the address. This is used by international and national actors to create the basis for bibliometric analyses.
  • In the SLU publication database (SLUpub) the publication is linked to the department. In the validation process by the Library, the stated author address in the publication forms the basis for this link 
  • To enable citation databases to identify an organisation's publication. E.g. Web of Science and Scopus bring together an organisation's publication to facilitate users of the database to find publications. Use of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences ensures that the publication is included in these contexts.
  • It is also important to specify the country in the address as it is a criterion used when identifying publications for an organisation in Web of Science.