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.

  • Scholarly Publishing Guide – choosing publishers, journal selection and evaluation tools, Open Access publishing and author profiles. Library tools and services to assist you in deciding where to publish your research.

Which journals?

  • Cabell's Directories  – business and economics, education, health, psychology & psychiatry, computer science. Lists acceptance rates.
  • PubsHub Journals and Congresses – biomedical journals. Lists the submission criteria for nearly 6,000 medical peer-reviewed medical journals & congresses. Includes journal rejection rates and time to acceptance.
  • Ulrich's – bibliographic and publisher information on 300,000+ periodicals.
  • See our Which Journals? guide for additional tools.

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

  • Minerva Access is the University’s open access repository. Minerva Access assists increased exposure and a broader readership through indexing in Google, Google Scholar, Trove and many other internet search engines.
  • 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. Refer to our ARC and NHMRC Open Access Policies – Compliance Guidelines for more information.
  • Research outputs for the open access repository are deposited via Minerva Elements.
  • Contact the repository team for further information.

Digital thesis submission

See Graduate Researcher help pages

Open Access publishers

Wikipedia editing

Once readily dismissed by scholars, Wikipedia is a widely used information source today. Anyone can be a Wikipedia editor. The Wikipedia Editing @UoM site provides information to assist with creating content, tips & tricks for editing; and
Information about projects & events on campus.

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.

Research Output Collection

The University of Melbourne collects data on research outputs published by staff and students of the University. This data provides the University with valuable information on the research activity of its staff. The Research Outputs site for UM staff provides an overview of the process and systems, resources and support.


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