Research publications

Elements, the new publication system has gone live at Deakin University. There will be further training sessions available in 2015 - please check the event registration system for available training sessions.

If there are no training sessions currently available, the Publications wiki contains written instructions as well as an instructional video that will take you through the process for entering your publications.

Peer reviewed journal articles, peer reviewed conference papers, research books, book chapters and research reports should be entered into Elements for the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC).

The annual Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC), measures staff and student research output, in order to calculate part of the funding for research awarded to each institution. The Deakin Research Online (DRO) repository has been established in order to make Deakin's research highly visible and accessible through a global network of services such as OAIster, ARROW, Google Scholar and Internet search engines. All staff and student research publications that are entered into Elements will appear in DRO, where open access to full text versions can be made possible in most instances. Data will be extracted electronically from DRO for the annual Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) submission and to update reports on the University's Research website.

Deakin University also collects publication data in many additional non-HERC categories. These may also be entered into Elements by the researchers. The full list of research output categories and definitions for the Deakin collection is listed in the current Guide to Reporting Publications, available from the Research Services Publications Forms and Guidelines website.


Staff, students and visitors can search the University's publication reports by individual researcher or by School or Faculty for a specific year or check their publication record at these links.

Publications from new staff for inclusion for ERA

New staff should contact Steven Sawyer (Manager, Collaborative Programs and Research) concerning the uploading of their publications from 2008.


Please contact:

Steven Sawyer
Manager, Collaborative Program and Research
Office of the PVC Health
Melbourne, Burwood Campus
Phone 03 925 17175


Penny Andrews and Jane Moschetti
Administrative Officers - Research and Ethics
Office of the PVC Health
Melbourne Burwood Campus
Telephone 925 17174

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