Scholarly Publication Support

Library Faculty Liaison staff can help you:

Please contact a faculty liaison librarian for further assistance with publication support.

Research funding opportunities

Research Professional
Research Professional is a database of funding opportunities from Australia and around the world. All funding opportunities in Research Professional have been eligibility-verified for Australian researchers.

You can set up your own personal account within Research Professional. This allows you to save searches and set up alerts. For off-campus users, it also gives you an extra option for logging in (see below). To set up a personal account, use the Register button at the top-right of screen.

Important Note: Logging in to Research Professional

If you are an on-campus user you will be taken into Research Professional without the need for a username and password. Then, once you are in the database, you will have the options of:

  • logging into to your existing personal Research Professional account, OR
  • creating a personal Research Professional account, OR
  • continuing to use the database as a guest.

If you are an off-campus user, the Research Professional log-in screen will enable you to either:

  • choose Charles Sturt University from the Log in: with your university account drop-down menu, and log in as a guest using your CSU username and password, OR
  • log in directly to your existing personal Research Professional account (if you have created one).


Where to publish?
Identify suitable journals in which to publish your research; based on relevancy, target audience, discoverability and journal impact factors.
Open Access
Learn more about open access publishing and the CSU Research Output (CRO) institutional repository.
Referencing styles
Ask a faculty liaison librarian for assistance to modify an existing EndNote output style, or create a new style, in order to meet the referencing requirements of a particular journal.
Request an ISBN or cataloguing-in-publication details
The Library is responsible for issuing ISBNs for Charles Sturt University publications. To obtain an ISBN please email: with details of the publication including, title, date and author. The Library will log the details and issue you with an ISBN number.

Cataloguing-In-Publication, or an ISSN for a new journal, can be requested from the National Library of Australia.

Please note your legal obligations under Commonwealth and State Legal Deposit legislation.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a unique number or name that identifies digital content. Journal publishers will assign a DOI to full text journal articles when these are included in electronic journal collections or databases. Online publishers of full text journals will assign DOI to articles. Information about a digital object may change over time, including where to find it, but the DOI number or name will remain the same.

The APA Referencing style is one of a number of referencing styles that require the DOI to be included in reference details.

A DOI search will resolve to the article on publishers websites. If users have subscription or institutional access to the electronic journal or database, they will be able to access the full text.

Reporting & promoting your research

The MyResearch database is the source of data used by CSU for HERDC, Creative Works Register and ERA reporting . CSU researchers are required to submit their research publications through MyResearch each year.
Research codes (FoR, SEO, ANZSRC)
  • Field of Research (FoR) codes: allow R&D activity to be categorised according to the field of research. The categories in the classification include major fields of research investigated by national research institutions and organisations, and emerging areas of study.

    The FOR is a hierarchical classification with three levels, namely Divisions (2 digits), Groups (4 digits) and Fields (6 digits). Each level is identified by a unique number.

    Each Division is based on a broad discipline. Groups within each Division are those which share the same broad methodology, techniques and/or perspective as others in the Division. Each Group is a collection of related Fields of research. Groups and Fields of research are categorised to the Divisions sharing the same methodology rather than the Division they support.
  • Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) codes: provide a hierarchical classification with four levels, namely Sector (letter), Divisions (2 digits), Groups (4 digits) and Objectives (6 digits).

    While the Sector forms part of the hierarchical structure of the SEO, it is used only for grouping divisions for publication of R&D data, not for data collection. Sectors are identified by a letter, and the lower levels of the classification are identified by unique numbers.

    Each Division is based on a broad research objective. Groups within each Division are those which are aligned towards the same objective as the Division. Each Group is a collection of related research Objectives. Groups and research objectives are categorised to the Divisions with which they are most closely aligned.
  • Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008 (ABS website)
CSU Research Output (CRO)
Research publications recorded in MyResearch are automatically added to the CSU Research Output (CRO) institutional repository.

CRO stores and showcases the research publications of Charles Sturt University. Making it easy for other researchers to find and access the University's published research output using search engines such as Google, Google Scholar and the Australian National Library's Trove database.

The Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) is an annual government reporting requirement, comprising research data (income and publications) from all Australian tertiary institutions. The data collected is returned to DIISR (Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research), and used to determine funding allocations to the tertiary sector.
Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative has been developed by the Australian Research Council. It assesses research quality within Australia's higher education institutions using a combination of indicators and expert review by committees comprising experienced, internationally recognised experts.
Establishing a research profile
Establishing a research profile is a key step in identifying and promoting your research.
Assessing the impact of your research
Some of the impacts of your research can be assessed and described using a range of traditional or alternative author and article level metrics, e.g. h-index, citation counts, article downloads, social media references.

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