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:
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 2021 is open to CSU researchers in all faculties on a first come, first served basis, whilst funds are available:
A maximum of $2,500AUD is available as a contribution to open access publishing fees. For this scheme the article must be published in a 100% open access journal. Please read the guidelines before applying.
The guidelines and application form are available to download below:
Directories of Journal Quality
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