Answered By: ic @westernsydney.edu.au
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2022     Views: 14

When developing a strategic publishing plan, it is important to consider if your research outputs will be eligible for inclusion in the University’s ERA submission.

The next round of ERA will take place in 2023, however, the reference period for published research outputs for this round has already passed.

To be eligible to contribute to the publications component of WSU’s 2023 ERA submission, the following research outputs apply:

  • Authored by a staff member who is affiliated with WSU at the census date (31 March 2022).
  • Published during the reference period of 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2021.

The full list of eligibility criteria for journal articles can be found in the 2018 ERA Submission Guidelines (p. 33).

It details that your research outputs must meet the ERA’s definition of research, and that journal articles must be peer-reviewed and published in a journal that is included on the ERA 2018 Journal List.

An updated journal list is expected to be released in the second half of 2022. Please refer to the Australian Research Council website for updates.

The Library’s Journal Finder tool can also determine if a journal-title is ERA eligible. It only contains journals on the current ERA list and provides a range of metrics and other evaluative information for each journal title.

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