When publishing at Charles Sturt it is recommended that you first check that the journal is in:
The CSU Research Productivity Index (CSU login required) allocate points depending on type of publication.
Peer reviewed / refereed journals.
Some research disciplines can be disadvantaged by reliance on metrics alone. When considering the quality of appropriate journals in which to publish your research include:
For more information on how to evaluate and compare journals and their metrics see Journal Ranking on our Research Metrics, Impact and Engagement Guide
Is the journal relevant to your research audience?
Check the publishers website for:
Is the journal:
Consider publishing in an Open Access journal in order to:
Meet funding body requirements
The ARC and NHMRC have adopted policies requiring research outputs to be freely accessible / open access.
You can make your work open access by one of two ways:
The Open Access Publishing Scheme for 2023 is open to Charles Sturt researchers in all faculties, whilst funds are available.
A maximum of $4,500AUD is available as a contribution to article processing charge (APC). To be eligible for this scheme, the article must be published in a peer-reviewed journal. Please read the guidelines before applying.
The guidelines and application form are available to download below:
In January 2023, Charles Sturt signed several Read and Publish agreements.
Read and Publish agreements provide authors with the opportunity to publish Open Access in subscription journals immediately on acceptance, and free of any transactional Article Processing Charges (APCs). Articles published under these agreements are made Open Access in journals that operate under either the Gold or Hybrid models.
Read and Publish agreements represent a shift away from the traditional subscription model where institutions pay a subscription to read content that is published behind a paywall. To read the articles published under the traditional model, the reader must pay a fee to read an article or belong to an institution that has paid the subscription.
Read and Publish agreements, on the other hand, broaden access to the published articles through Open Access publishing. By incorporating the Article Processing Charge (APC) into the institutional subscription fee paid to the publisher, the Read and Publish deals provide academic authors from Charles Sturt with the opportunity to increase the reach of their work by publishing Open Access. Under these agreements, authors can often choose which Creative Commons licence they wish to apply to their work.
More information on the Read and Publish agreements available to Charles Sturt authors can be found on this guide's Read and Publish tab.
List of Read & Publish agreements that Charles Sturt has signed:
Use Think, Check, Submit. This website can help you to make an informed decision on where to publish.
Tools for Journal Rankings
These tools aren’t perfect. For example, Ulrichsweb includes some journals that publish peer reviewed + non-peer reviewed content; the DOAJ might not include all quality open access journals, and recently de-listed 900+ journals that did not meet its published Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing
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