Communicating your research findings via publication is integral to research activities and scholarship. A wise publication strategy widens your audience and increases opportunities for your work to be cited by fellow researchers.

Publishing research

We want to know about the books, book chapters, journal articles and conference publications that you have published as an ACU researcher and before joining ACU, in order to prepare for the ACU Research Data Collection and the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) submissions.

In addition, the full text of your publications will be added to Research Bank, our institutional repository showcasing the research outputs of Australian Catholic University staff and postgraduate students.

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Reporting research activities

Authors of research publications are required to report their research activities. Authors can be:

  • Academics
  • Research candidates
  • Adjunct and honorary academics
  • General staff

Where a publication has more than one ACU author, only the first-named ACU author should report the publication.

As a newly affiliated staff member you will need to report in Orion your non-affiliated research outputs from 2014 onwards, and any publications published while you are at ACU. Non-affiliated research publications are publications that you have authored while employed at a previous institution.

These publications can be reported by ACU for Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), Engagement and Impact (EI), research workload allocations, academic promotions, internal grant applications, research supervision - research activity demonstration as well as for external reporting including World University rankings success



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