Reporting of all research publications, creative works and scholarly activities is administered by Avondale Libraries. Submissions must be received by 31 March to be included in the yearly Scholarly Activities Report and HERDC data. Ideally, faculty should submit works as they are published.
Steps for Submission:
If you require more detailed reporting instructions - which state specific reporting field requirements - please access the reporting guides listed on this page.
Research publications are reported in the following categories:
A publication is more than just a release of the work. It implies quality control (such as peer review or in-house quality control) and enhancement through processes such as assessment or review, editing, copy-editing, design, and conversion of the work to an appropriate format.
A research publication is characterised by:
Research is defined as the creation of original knowledge and/or the use of existing knowledge in an original way so as to create new methodologies, concepts, and understandings. Analysis and synthesis of previous research which leads to original and creative outcomes can also be included.
Activities that meet the definition of research include:
Download the last HERDC specifications (for publications) for the 2015 Collection year. Note that publications are no longer being submitted to the government for HERDC reporting from 2016 however Avondale Research Publications Data Collection reporting follows the criteria specified in the ERA guidelines from the Australian Research Council (ARC).