The eligibility requirements for research outputs for ERA are similar to HERDC.
- meet the definition of research;
- have been published or brought into the public domain within the period 2005 to 2010 for ERA 2012;
- have one or more eligible researchers listed as an author of the research output; and
- be an eligible research output type.
Eligible research output types
A. Traditional eligible research output types
The eligible research output types common to all disciplines are:
- Books - authored research;
- Book - chapters in research book;
- Journal articles - refereed, scholarly journal; and
- Conference publications - full paper refereed.
For more information see, Chapter 5.5 of ERA Submission Guidelines (PDF).
B. Non-traditional eligible research output types (NTRO)
The eligible research output types are:
- Original creative works;
- Live performance of creative works;
- Recorded/rendered creative works; and
- Curated or produced substantial public exhibitions and events.
See the section Creative Works for more information on these.
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.
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.
This must be a research article published in a scholarly peer reviewed journal with an ISSN.
This must be a full peer reviewed conference paper presented at conferences, workshops or seminars of national or international significance.
An acceptable peer review process is one that involves an assessment, before publication, of the paper in its entirety by independent, qualified experts. We need to provide proof of peer review (such as a statement in the preface to the proceedings or copies of the referees’ reports. 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.