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Traditional Research Publications

Books - Authored research

  • This must be a major work of scholarship, be offered for sale, have an ISBN, be written by a single author, or by joint authors who share responsibility for the whole book, and have been published by a commercial publisher or peer reviewed if published online only.
  • Types of books that may meet the criteria include: critical scholarly text (e.g. music, medieval or classical texts), new interpretations of historical events, new ideas or perspectives based on established research findings
  • Scholarly editions and scholarly translations must have a major demonstrable original research component in the edition or translation to be considered for inclusion.
  • Types of books that are unlikely to meet the criteria include: textbooks, anthologies, edited books, creative works such as novels, manuals and handbooks, translations, revisions or new editions (unless they have a major demonstrable original research component).

Books - Chapters in research book

  • This must be a contribution, consisting substantially of new material, to an edited compilation in which the material is subject to editorial scrutiny. It must be in a book which is offered for sale, have an ISBN, and have been published by a commercial publisher, or peer reviewed if published online only.
  • Types of book chapters that may meet the criteria include:
    1. a scholarly introduction of chapter length to an edited volume, where the content of the introduction reports research and makes a substantial contribution to a defined area of knowledge
    2. a critical scholarly text of chapter length, e.g. in music, medieval or classical texts
    3. critical reviews of current research
  • A book chapter may be included if it has been published previously as long as it constitutes substantial new knowledge and constitutes original research.
  • Types of book chapters that must be excluded unless they meet all of the criteria for inclusion:
    1. chapters in textbooks
    2. entries in reference books
    3. anthologies
    4. revisions of chapters in edited books
    5. forewords, brief introductions, editorials or appendices
    6. literary or creative pieces such as collections of short stories
    7. translations (unless they have a major demonstrable original research component)

Refereed, Scholarly Journal

  • This must be a research article published in a scholarly peer reviewed journal with an ISSN.
  • Types of journal articles that may meet the criteria include:
    1. commentaries and communications of original research
    2. research notes
    3. critical scholarly texts which appear in article form
    4. articles reviewing multiple works or an entire field of research
    5. invited papers in journals
    6. articles in journals which are targeted to both scholars and professionals
  • Types of journal articles that do not meet the criteria include:
    1. letters to the Editor
    2. case studies
    3. articles designed to inform practitioners on existing knowledge in a professional field
    4. articles in newspapers and popular magazines
    5. editorials
    6. brief commentaries and communications of original research
    7. book reviews, or reviews of art exhibitions, concerts, theatre productions

Conference Publications - Full paper refereed

  • This must be a conference paper presented at a conference, workshop or seminar of national or international significance, and published in full in a volume of peer reviewed proceedings. An acceptable peer review process is one that involves an assessment, before publication, of the paper in its entirety by independent, qualified experts. Evidence of peer review (such as a statement in the preface to the proceedings or copies of the referees' reports) must be provided. A statement from an author that a research output was peer reviewed is not sufficient evidence.
  • A published abstract is not eligible for inclusion, nor is a paper accepted on the basis of peer review of the abstract only.
  • The full paper may be published in any of the following formats*: a volume of proceedings, a special edition of a journal, a normal issue of a journal, a book or a monograph, CD Rom or conference/organisation website. (* provided only one format of the publication is claimed)