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Publishing is an integral part of the research process. It is a way of disseminating your research in the form of conference papers, journal articles, datasets etc. to a wider community and to increase efficiency and impact in your research area.

With the large number of journals in circulation, it has become increasingly difficult to ascertain which journals are the most suitable and of good quality.

When selecting a journal to publish in, there are several criteria you should consider when identifying the most appropriate one. For more information, refer to the Publishing Guide.

Know your rights and responsibilities regarding Copyright.

If you have received a research grant there may be stipulations on how to keep your research data and publishing your findings. 

Open Access Publishing:

“Open Access” means the publication can be obtained free of charge by anyone in the world via the internet, permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, or use it for any lawful purpose, without financial, legal or technical barriers.

There are two models to make your publications open access.

Green Open AccessGold Open Access
  1. Publish in a subscription-based journal, no article processing charges (APC)
  2. Check Sherpa Romeo for journal Open Access/ self-archiving policy
  3. Deposit a version of your article (i.e. preprint, postprint and/or published PDF) into a repository such as Charles Darwin University's Research Webportal
  1. Publish in fully open access journals or hybrid journals which are traditional journals offering both open access and non-open access publishing models
  2. Pay article processing charges (APC) to the publisher
  3. Your article becomes open access immediately on publication 

The CDU Open Access Policy was released in May 2019 and more information is available on our Open Access Guide.

CDU will assist its researchers with the payment of Open Access fees for research articles published in Q1 Journals. For more information, refer to Open Access Support for Increased Citations (OASIC).

For how to deposit your Research Outputs, refer to CDU's Office of Research and Innovation page.

Researcher Identifiers provide a unique, persistent international identifier that stays with you throughout your career. It assists to ensure ownership is clear and naming of the authors is consistent.

  • ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is available to assist with identifying research activities and outputs as well as linking to funding bodies like the National Health and Medical Research Council, and the Australian Research Council.
  • ResearcherID is another option available via Web of Science which allows researchers to add publications, track citations and manage your own individual Web of Science record.
  • Google Scholar Profile enables you to track citations to your publications, add selected articles and update bibliographic information to your profile.

For assistance with publishing please contact the library.