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Last Updated: Apr 19, 2023    

The correct and consistent use of a Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU, the University) institutional affiliation in research publications is the only way to relate an XJTLU researcher to the University. Therefore, it is highly important in increasing public visibility and disseminating the reputation of both parts.

In order to use XJTLU institutional affiliation correctly, you are suggested to follow Guidelines on Institutional Affiliation in Research Publications. The most important three items are listed as below:

  1. All university researchers must state the official name of the University in full:

  • English Affiliation Name: Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

  • 中文机构名称:西交利物浦大学

The use of the acronyms is not permitted in formal publications, including XJTLU, 西浦, 西交大.

In the name ‘Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’, an apostrophe in the word ‘Xi’an’ and a hyphen between ‘Jiaotong’ and ‘Liverpool’ must be included.

  1. If there is sufficient space to specify more information, secondary affiliations (i.e., names of School, Department, Institute, or Centre) may appear to indicate researchers’ specific organisational units.

  2. The University postal address should be included in the affiliation. Regardless of whether you are based on North or South campus, use the following official address or its simplified version:

  • Official English Address: 111 Ren’ai Road, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, 215123, P.R. China

  • 中文官方地址:江苏省苏州市工业园区仁爱路111号,215123

You may simplify the University English address in the affiliation, but always include ‘Suzhou, 215123, China’.

You may refer to Guidelines on Institutional Affiliation in Research Publications for more detailed guidelines.