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Getting Published: Home

Explore the issues and options of publishing your research.

This guide covers:

Supervisor & departmental colleagues are the best people to advise on where best to publish.  This guide is designed to showcase library tools and highlight services available at the University to assist you with publishing decisions.

Which Publisher?

  •  Approached by a publisher? Questions you might ask.


  • Tools to measure journal impact
  • Tools to measure researcher impact
  • Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) list
  • Journal Information Directories (some include: acceptance/rejection rates)
  • Scholarly journal articles - peer review 


  • Calls for Papers - database and websites

Open Access publishing

  •  Minerva - the University of Melbourne Institutional Repository

Other options for University of Melbourne researchers

  • Writing Centre for Scholars and Researchers

Writing & Publishing resources


There are several issues that you will need to consider if you decide to publish your research. You will need to think about how you want to publish your work – as a book, a book chapter, a journal article, and then choose a publishing model.

Please read the Publishing guide written by the University's Copyright Office which discusses different publishing models.

For University regulations on Authorship and Publication please refer to the Code of Conduct for Research  and the Melbourne Research website.

Need further help?

Research Consultations

University of Melbourne academic staff and graduate students can book an individual research consultation here.

Refer to  our Research Impact guide for information on counting citations, ranking journals and creating an H-index that you can use in: grant applications, job applications and promotions. It also will help you to identify qualitative impact measures such as esteem and provide suggestions for improving your research impact. 

UpSkills "Where to Publish?" Presentation

Insider's Guide to Publishing in the Social Sciences (Emerald Group Publishers)

A session hosted by the University Library in July 2013. Presented by Associate Professor Helen Dickinson (Melbourne School of Government) and Vivienne Fox (Emerald Group Publishing Limited), the session provided advice on getting published in a highly competitive research and publishing environment.