Research publications collection
The publications component of the Higher Education Research Data Collection is intended as a broad indicator only and is not a comprehensive count of all quality research output. The University of South Australia recognises this limitation and collects data on a range of publication categories that are not included in the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC). This additional data is also used in the allocation of funding for Supported Researchers
Research and Innovation Services coordinates the publications component of the HERDC via publication coordinators who have been nominated by each School and Institute. Publication coordinators are responsible for collecting the information, assisting and advising staff on classification issues and forwarding the collected information to Research and Innovation Services.
- Publication forms and checklists
- Publications Quarterly Reporting cut-off dates
- HERDC Timeline
- Frequently Asked Questions
- UniSA Research Archive (publications searchable database)
HERDC Publication Specifications (PDF file, 308kb)
- Authored research book (Category A1) - RTF (pc) and Word (Mac)
- Book chapter (Category B) - RTF (pc) and Word (Mac)
- Refereed journal article (Category C1) - RTF (pc) and Word (Mac)
- Refereed conference paper (Category E1) - RTF (pc) and Word (Mac)
- UniSA affiliation statement - RTF (pc) and Word (Mac)
- UniSA statement of authorship and location of data form (Word)
- Socio-economic objective classification (SEO) Codes
Field of research (FOR) codes
- ISI master journal list
- Ulrich's periodicals directory (journal search page)
- 2010 ERA ranked journal list (Excel file 5mb)
- 2010 ERA ranked conference list (Excel file 419mb)
- ERA 2012 Journal List - excel file (5mb) - zip file (658kb)
New email submission service for C1 and E1 publications
- To streamline processes and reduce the amount of paper used in the publication collection process at UniSA we are now requesting that Publication Coordinators submit 2011 C1 and E1 publications (which are available online) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please include the publication's Digital Object Identifier (DOI) or URL. This new service is available from 1 October 2011.
|2012 internal guidelines and forms - new!|
These new guidelines and forms should be attached to internal publications in 2012.
|Quarter||Deadline for Schools to submit Data to RIS|
|1||COB 31 March|
|2||COB 30 June|
|3||COB 30 September|
|4||COB 31 December|
Please note: These dates are for the quarterly reporting schedule only (i.e. inclusion on the next audit report). Publications received after these dates will still be included in the collection and will appear on the following audit reports.
|End of March||Publication submission deadline for the current collection (2012 publications)|
|Start April - End May||Research and Innovation services complete publications audit against guidelines for inclusion in collection|
In recognition of the fact that publications may only become available after March of the reporting year late submissions will be accepted
Please note that while every effort will be made to include late submissions; publications received after End March cannot be guaranteed inclusion in the HERDC collection
|End of June||University reports annual HERDC to the DIISRTE|
Frequently Asked QuestionsHow do I determine whether an author is affiliated with UniSA for the publication collection?
The author of a research publication being counted in the collection must be affiliated with UniSA and the affiliation must be identified either within or on the work being claimed.
Where author affiliation with UniSA is not identified within a work, the following evidence retained in verification material would be sufficient to demonstrate author affiliation and should include a statement from the author indicating that he or she undertook the research leading to the publication in his or her capacity as a staff member or student of UniSA and either :
- a statement from the Director of Human Resources or Dean of Graduate Studies indicating that the author was an appointee or student of UniSA in the reporting year (or earlier if that was when the research leading to the publication was conducted) or
- an extract from UniSA's staff or student list that lists the author.
Students (domestic or international) are considered to be those students undertaking HDR training to achieve a Research Doctorate (including Professional Doctorates) or a Research Masters.
Where a publication shows that an author has affiliation to more than one university, each Australian university named in that by-line can count the publication in its respective publications collection.
Adjunct fellows, honorary staff members and staff on leave are considered affiliated with UniSA if UniSA is identified in the by-line.