Writing for publication

Writing for publication

UQ Graduate School offers a variety of sessions on academic writing which can assist you in communicating your research effectively.

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Determining where to publish

When considering where to publish your research you will be looking at a number of factors such as quality, reputation and practices of the journal and publisher, relevance to your topic, and discipline-specific considerations. To be strategic about your decisions, you should be thinking about this even before writing your article. It will save you time and effort in the long run and avoid disappointment.

Strategic scholarly publishing guide

Journal Publishing Decision Tool

Getting published guide


Peer review

Peer review sits at the heart of the scholarly publishing and communication process. It ensures the quality of published materials. Feedback from peer review is an opportunity to review your work and improve its quality prior to being shared with the academic community and broader audiences.

Peer review

Publishing your data

Adding your research data to collections in discipline specific repositories can raise your research profile through citations and attracting collaborators, funding, and promotion.

Data journals guide

Evaluating a repository for your data guide

Deposit your data in UQ eSpace


Researcher identifiers

As the research landscape expands, it becomes essential to differentiate yourself from fellow peers and to disambiguate yourself from other researchers with similar names or fields of study. Researcher identifiers, such as an ORCID iD, allow you to reliably and unambiguously connect your name with your professional activities throughout your career, including your scholarly papers, data, awarded grants, affiliation and biographical information, etc.

Researcher identifiers guide

ORCID guide


Open access

Publishing your research as open access will increase its visibility and exposure, thereby creating potential for a higher number of citations. UQ's policy sets out the requirements for UQ researchers to make publications arising from their research openly available via UQ eSpace as soon as possible following acceptance of the publication. Its level of access will always depend on any restrictions imposed by the publisher or relevant funding bodies.

Open access guide

Open access publishing workflow: Journals

Open Access for UQ Research Outputs policy