1. About our research
  2. Spotlight on research
  3. Research in our departments and centres
  4. Research publications
  5. Research and enterprise
  6. REF 2014
  7. Research Degrees

Research publications

Welcome to City Research Online, the institutional repository of City University London.

City Research Online contains bibliographic details of research produced by the University's staff and research students, including journal articles, conference papers, books and book chapters and doctoral theses, with links to the full text of items where this is available. We aim to provide open access to our research wherever possible.

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REF 2014

City is a leading global university (among the top five per cent of universities in the world) and the only university in London to be both committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.

The December 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) results were exceptionally important for City. In less than three years the University made a greater improvement in research quality, per Funding Council research pound, than any other UK university.

This leap has moved the University to a position where 40% of academics are now producing research that is world-leading or internationally excellent, up from 20% in 2010.
Over 50% of our REF journal articles and conferences are included in City Open Access in full text.