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Research support: Publishing strategically

Services and resources provided by the Library to help at all stages of the research cycle.

Finding peer-reviewed journals

Scholarly peer review (also known as refereeing) is the process of subjecting an author's scholarly work, research, or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field, before a paper describing this work is published in a journal.

To check whether a journal is peer-reviewed, you can check these sources:

For information on using Journal Citation Reports to determine journal impact factors or Scopus Analytics to compare journals, see the guide on Journal impact factors.

Seeking help in writing and publishing research results?

While completing and presenting a research proposal and/or generating a thesis, you'll want to manage your references and decide where to publish.  You may also want to present a conference paper or poster, or deposit your published research in the University's institutional repository.  Or perhaps you're interested in learning how to share the published results as widely as possible.  Contact us to:

Use the pulldown menus above to get further information on resources that can help you.

Predatory publishers

Be careful to avoid predatory publishers and vanity publishers when choosing a journal or book publisher.

Make sure to read any publishing contract carefully, checking what services the publisher offers, the copyright agreement, royalties and more.

Journal publishing basics

Basics of journal publishing  by Nick Hopwood (UTS, 2014).

A 36min you tube video covering some basic aspects of journal publishing, like how to choose journals, journal impact factors, peer review processes etc.