Publishing and sharing

Publishing and sharing

Publishing strategically

Increases the likelihood of your research making an impact and being cited. Build your publishing 'track record' for future promotions and grant applications.

Which journals?

  • Cabell's – business and economics, education, health, psychology & psychiatry, computer science. Lists acceptance rates.
  • PubsHub – biomedical journals. Lists rejection rates and time to acceptance.
  • Ulrich's – bibliographic and publisher information on 300,000+ periodicals.
  • See our Which Journals? guide for additional tools.

Which conferences?

A guide to conference directories and registers. Some list Call for Papers and provide alert features.

Manage your researcher profile

Tools to maximise your impact

Copyright advice and support

The University Copyright Office provides advice, support and resources to University researchers.

Open Access

Open Access Publishing

Open Access published papers offer immediate and free access to the output on publication and often - depending on publisher practice - ahead of publication.

There is a spectrum of "open-ness".  Many journals provide access on a "free-to-read/free-to-cite" basis. However, if accompanied by a Creative Commons licence then readers may be offered the ability to re-use and repurpose content, with appropriate attribution.

Studies show greater readership and higher levels of citation for Open Access papers, as they are more easily discoverable and available than subscription-only alternatives.

Many Open Access journals require authors to pay an "article processing charge". Article processing charges vary by journal, publisher and discipline.  While many publishers make no charge at all, some commercial publishers charge $3000 or more per paper.

Minerva Access: the University's Institutional Repository

University of Melbourne researchers can deposit their digital scholarly works into Minerva Access. The repository includes a variety of published papers, pre-prints, chapters, and theses. NHMRC and ARC policies now require that publications arising from their funded research be made available via institutional repositories. Contact the repository team for further information.

Digital Thesis Submission

See Graduate Researcher help pages

Open Access Publishers

Digitisation services

The University Digitisation Service (UDS) offers a range of digitisation services to the University community, including scanning, 3-D fabrication, consultations and training.

Research data sharing and data archives

  • The University of Melbourne's eScholarship Research Centre (ESRC) manages the Victorian node of the Australian Data Archive (ADA). The archivists at the ESRC can work with you to enhance your digital archives, preservation infrastructure, and the dissemination of research and research data. If you would like more information about ADA or require assistance with archiving and providing access to your research data, please contact the ESRC.
  • The Library supports the deposit of information about University of Melbourne research data collections into Research Data Australia, an initiative of the Australian National Data Service.
  • melbourne.figshare is a safe, secure and easy-to-use cloud-based repository where you can securely store your valuable research data for your private research use, or you can easily expose it and share with others. More information about melbourne.figshare here.

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