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Information for Researchers

This guide contains information about services and resources specifically for academic researchers and postgraduates at University of Canberra.

Choose the right journal for publishing

Sharing research results with the world is key to the progress of your discipline and career. But with so many publications, how can you be sure you can trust a particular journal? Follow this check list to make sure you choose trusted journals for your research.

Identifying peer-reviewed journals

Publishing your work in a peer-reviewed journal is an indication of quality. Intending researchers need to submit their articles for review experts in the field before the article can be approved for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Many databases allow you to restrict your search to peer-reviewed journals. To check if a journal is peer-reviewed, you can search for it in Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory or refer to the ISI Master Journal List.

Articles to be included in the University of Canberra's report for the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC), which determines allocations to universities under performance based funding schemes, must be published in peer-reviewed journals.

Which journal: Journal impact factors

Looking at the impact factor of a journal is a way of measuring its quality. 

EndNote's Manuscript Matcher

EndNote Basic menu bar

EndNote finds the journals that best fit your manuscript by searching Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. It then helps you submit your work to the journal of your choice.

To use:  1. Log in to EndNote Basic. 2. Select 'Match' in the menu. 3. Enter a few details such as manuscript title and abstract. 4. Select an EndNote reference group in your EndNote library. 5. Click on 'Find Journals'.

More information about Manuscript Matcher.

Journal / Author Name Estimator (Jane)

Have you recently written a paper, but you're not sure to which journal you should submit it? Or maybe you want to find relevant articles to cite in your paper? Or are you an editor, and do you need to find reviewers for a particular paper? Jane can help!

Just enter the title and/or abstract of the paper in the box, and click on 'Find journals', 'Find authors' or 'Find Articles'. Jane will then compare your document to millions of documents in Medline to find the best matching journals, authors or articles.

Instead of using a title or abstract, you can also search using a keyword search, similar to popular web search engines.

More information about Jane.

Open Access

ANDS Cite My Data

The ANDS Cite My Data Service will allow research organisations to assign Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to research datasets or collections. The DOI system supports the citation of research data in scholarly communications and research data collaborations.


Research Repositories

Journals: Time to publication

Instructions to authors

You can find instructions to authors:

  • in the print journal
  • on the electronic journal home page
  • by writing to the editor or publisher of the journal. Email addresses and websites can by found from Ulrich's Global Serials Directory

EndNote has manuscript templates for journals.

  • Go to Tools,
  • Select Manuscript Templates,
  • Open the Templates folder.