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See also the additional resources on getting published:
Talk to mentors, supervisors, colleagues and research networks for advice on key publications in your field.
Open access is the idea that information should be freely available online for anyone to access. Most publishers allow some form of open access or self-archiving.
Look for open access journals through the DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals which includes 7000 open access scientific and scholarly journals.
Some publishers only allow authors to make an article open access upon payment of fees.
You can choose to favour publishers who allow you to publish in an institutional repository
Over the past two years the Library and Prof Roger Horn (Dean, Research Training) have collaborated to organise the popular Inside Guide to Getting Published seminars.
The seminars have featured presentations from Deakin experts - all with a publishing track record and experience as a reviewer or editor.
Each seminar has been iLectured and the presentations are available here:
In general, if your work is the result of your scholarly output, then you are granted automatic copyright
Moral rights also exist even though you may not hold copyright. It implies an understanding that an author must be acknowledged and credited as the creator of the work. It then follows that it is illegal for your work to be falsely attributed to someone else and that any work that you cite and wish to use must in turn be fully acknowledged and clearly attributed or cited
If your work has been produced on behalf of someone else, i.e. where you have been commissioned or hired to produce the work, then copyright resides with that employer. An example is producing teaching or course materials on behalf of a University. You retain moral rights as the author, which means that you must be properly attributed or acknowledged as the author anytime that work is cited or used.
As the copyright owner of your work, you have the right to reproduce your work, publish it in print or electronically, make it available online, perform it in public, adapt it and broadcast it.
You also have the choice to assign or licence some or all of these rights to a publisher.
You may be requested to sign over copyright to the publisher (assign copyright), sign an exclusive licence or a non-exclusive licence.
Each agreement is different and needs to be understood in terms of what it means for the way you may wish to use your own work in the present and in the future and you also need to be aware if one agreement covers all potential output versions of your work, e.g. print book, e-book, audio book, etc... or do you need to enter into separate agreements.
It’s becoming more common for publishers to return to authors some of their rights, in particular the right to deposit a version of the work in a repository, post the work on a website etc...Consult publishers’ websites for further information regarding author rights and responsibilities.
If the publisher does not explicitly provide this information it is still possible to negotiate a standard contract by asking the publisher to consider an addendum to their agreement. DRO provides a sample addendum for you to consider.
You may also wish to explore the open licensing model offered by Creative Commons licences. This is where you as the copyright owner expressly decide the conditions under which you allow your work to be openly accessible.
Citation analysis is an aspect of bibliometrics that provides the ability to track the work of authors, the influence of papers and the trajectory of research ideas by examining citation counts as depicted in key citation indexes and online resources.A citation count refers to the number of times one paper has been cited or referenced on the work of another.
The presentation - Track key authors, papers and ideas (PDF, 7.1MB) provides information on how to perform citation analysis using Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar.
Citation analysis using Google Scholar is made possible via the freely available software Publish or Perish.
Resources on the Web providing background information and guidelines on how to perform citation analysis.
Measuring your research impact or MyRI is an Open Access toolkit to support bibliometrics training and awareness.
Measuring impact in the Social Sciences is a website created by the London School of Economics and Social Sciences.
DRO is a secure open access institutional repository which stores, manages, indexes, preserves and showcases research outputs produced by Deakin University researchers, staff and higher degree research students, making it discoverable throughout the world.
Determine if the research output can be stored in DRO. At least one of the author/creators must be a current Deakin University employee or higher degree research student. If so you can submit your research via DRO.
We encourage researchers to sign a DRO deposit agreement (PDF, 123KB), so we can investigate making published or post print versions of the work openly accessible.
The DRO team has experience working with publisher permissions and always checks compliance before allowing approved versions of the research to be made visible to the public.
In most cases, publishers do not allow published version of the work to be made visible, but many will permit post print version of works to be made openly accessible.
When submitting you will need to attach the following versions:
For further assistance and information on getting published through DRO please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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