Here are a few of the many factors that deserve consideration when developing your publishing strategy:
World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) developed a framework for investigating the legitimacy of a journal. They developed a flow-chart which assesses
It recommends further investigation guided by these initial indicators.
The full article listing all criteria and warning signs can be found here:
Powell, K 2010, 'Publications: Publish like a pro', Nature, vol. 467, no. 7317, pp. 873-875, DOI 10.1038/nj7317-873a
Prolific authors and journal editors share how to get manuscripts noticed, approved and put in print.
A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a unique, persistent identifier that can be used to track data citation metrics and to link related outputs such as journal articles, research data, software and grey literature. As such, it assists to expand your research impact.
The Library provides a DOI service for research datasets and grey literature that are made available via an open access repository.
For the purposes of assigning a DOI to grey literature, publication types include theses, reports, unpublished conference papers, newsletters, creative works, preprint journal articles, technical standards and specifications for which the institutional Open Access Repository (OAR) is the primary publication point.
In order for your research output to be eligible for a DOI, it must satisfy these criteria:
|Affiliated||Intellectual property (IP) owned by University of Tasmania or an affiliated researcher|
|Accessible||Either open, mediated or embargoed (with specified end-date)|
Metadata compliant with DataCite Metadata Scheme v4.0
Metadata for grey literature is deposited in the institutional Open Access Repository (OAR), ePrints.
|Persistent||Grey literature is managed and stored for the long-term, in a University system (as above, ePrints)|
|Immutable||Data/grey literature output will remain unchanged|
Unique research output
Output has not been assigned a DOI previously
No copyright will be infringed
|Citable||Contributes to the scholarly record and, in the case of datasets, is analogous to a journal article|
Also consider how this output fits into your overall publishing strategy. If you intend to submit a paper with any of this content to a reputable journal publisher in future, you need to be careful to avoid jeopardising your chance of having it accepted by putting it in an open access repository too soon. For more information, and expert advice, please contact Learning and Research Librarians.
To request for a DOI, please contact the Research Data Discovery Service.