For publishing scholarly articles, peer reviewed journals are the most reputable. Before publishing the article, it is necessary to examine the journal against the relevancy, quality, and accessibility of that journal.
Journal quality is measured by 'impact factors' - or Journal Rankings. There are two types, but both measures look at the number of citations the journal has received.
There are many platforms for publishing in the Open Access environment. See the 'Open Access Repositories' page for just a few.
To understand more about publishing in this way, here is some further reading:
Social media has become a very effective tool for researchers to interact with peers for sharing and disseminating their research findings. Main purpose of this section is to provide useful information about the effectiveness of social media and highlight some of the popular social media tools for collaborative works.
Social media: A guide for researchers (RIN UK 2011)
Researchers can disseminate ideas to a much wider audience and can present ideas in early stages to gather feedback. Combining tweeting with blogging can maximise impact. However it is not sufficient to merely post when there is something to disseminate – it requires regular engagement to build up an audience - re-posting and commenting on others work.
Researcher Profile pages
Examples of academic blogs:
Traditional impact measure are based upon on citation. It determines the quality of:
Bibliometric tools: are used to measure the impact of research fields, impact of set of researchers or the impact of a particular paper. An introduction to Bibiometrics can be found at the Measure your research impact (MyRI) site.
Publishers of bibliometric scores include:
< >SCImago – Journal Rankings (free resource) – quartile rankings for journals in each discipline categoryScopus – gives citation counts on journal articles and calculates an h-index for authorsWeb of Science – gives citation counts on journal articles and calculates an h-index for authorsJCR (Journal Citation Reports) – gives impact factors for journalsGoogle Scholar – gives citation counts on journal articles and through My Citations can calculate an h-index; also gives journal rankings using an h-index through Google Scholar Metrics
ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognised.Find out more.
Over the last decade, scholars have begun a great migration into online spaces, moving workflows and discussions to online platforms like Mendeley, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and more. A useful introduction to Altmetrics can be found at the Altmetric site.
Alternative Metrics (Altmetrics) - captures public engagement with research, and therefore, its influence. Its measures include:
Systems, software and plugins
Torrens University Australia collects and reports details of research publications authored by TUA staff, research postgraduate students and adjunct staff.
The research publications data forms part of the Higher Education Research Publication Data Collection (HERDC) and will form part of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Initiative.
Research publication must meet the requirements defined at HERDC, the principles of which are:
If you are a TUA researcher, adjunct or postgraduate student, please provide your Collection Officer with a copy of each of your research publications, along with supporting evidence as outlined in the Checklist. And submit your declaration of Authorship Proforma for each publication (form below).