PublishingWhere do I publish my research?

The Library's Publishing guide provides information about finding a journal in which to publish; measuring journal quality; Open Access journals; and publishing tips from the experts. The Library also runs publishing workshops. The Metrics and impact guide looks at other measures of publishing impact.

What is Open Access?

Open Access (OA) is where published scholarly output is made accessible online without charge. Access includes the right to download, read, copy, re-use, distribute and display material subject to the proper citation and acknowledgement of authorship. OA materials are most commonly peer-reviewed journal articles, but there is a movement towards providing OA to scholarly monographs as well.

What impact does the University's Open Access policy have on my publications?

The University of South Australia Open Access Policy mandates that where possible its publications and research outputs are to be made available via the Research Outputs Repository. It is intended to increase the visibility of researchers and the University and facilitate the dissemination and recognition of University of South Australia research and scholarly outputs as widely as possible across the global research community.

How can I publish in an Open Access journal?

Nationally and internationally, there has been a shift towards making research output available online via open access, with the aim of enabling the free flow of information to benefit researchers, institutions, and society as a whole. The Library's Open Access guide provides an overview of a range of issues relevant to open access publishing including what open access is, different publishing models, publisher and funding requirements, and copyright.

What are Read & Publish Agreements?

UniSA Library is participating in several Read & Publish Agreements with major publishers to support UniSA academics wishing to publish Open Access. These agreements allow researchers to publish direct to Open Access with no transactional Article Processing Charges (APCs), providing more equitable access and enhancing potential research impact. See the Read & Publish Agreements webpage for more information about who the participating publishers are, which journals are included, and eligible article types. UniSA researchers must be the corresponding author, submit using their UniSA email address, and list University of South Australia as the first affiliation.

Where can I find more information about Authorship?

The University of South Australia complies with Part A of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018 (The Code). The Code outlines criteria for authorship with which UniSA researchers are required to comply.

For further information please refer to Policy No: RES-12.2 - Authorship Policy.

Author affiliations

A university’s affiliation on a research output (e.g.publication, book, report, creative work) recognises the institution where the bulk of the research has been undertaken. It is important that all research outputs are correctly by-lined to avoid confusion with other institutions. When publishing, always by-line the University of South Australia (in full, do not abbreviate it to UniSA). For more information, see the Author affiliations on research outputs guidelines Research Quick Guide.