Elements – claiming or reporting your publications?

Deakin uses Elements to collect research publication data. Elements searches online databases such as PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, etc to locate your publications back to 2008. If it finds publications matching your name, your Researcher ID and Deakin affiliation, it will notify you.

  • Researchers are requested to either ‘claim’ or ‘reject ’publications found by Elements. Normally this is done by the first author.
  • Once claimed, upload the fully published evidence, e.g. copy of published article, chapter or book. Then hit the Deposit button.
  • Under the Manage Labels section, the Field of Research (FOR) code may be automatically assigned by Elements, otherwise a 6-digit FOR code should be added by the author.
  • If Elements doesn't find your publications automatically, you can enter these manually. Please contact Research Publications Reporting (HERDC) for assistance.

Once you have submitted your publication, the Associate Dean (Research) and Faculty administrative staff will review your submission using the HERDC specifications. ERA reportable categories (A1, B1, C1 & E1) will appear in your Staff profile and also be discoverable via DRO once library staff have completed the verification process.

Elements resources for users

For more information on how to use Elements please refer to the Elements user guide, the Elements Help Page, and How to: Deposit Publications to DRO using Elements. These links also include a short instructional video on how to report your publications.

Link your Elements and ORCID profiles

Deakin promotes and endorses researchers' use of ORCID IDs. Register for ORCID, and to link your ORCID and Elements profiles.

After your publication has been submitted

Elements FAQ

Need help?

For all Publication related queries please email blresearchpublications@deakin.edu.au.

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