Conference publication – full paper refereed (E1)

An E1 conference publication is a paper published in full which has been peer reviewed and presented at a conference, workshop or seminar of national or international significance.


In order to be included as an E1, the conference publication must meet the definitions of research and all of the following:

  • be published in full 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
  • the full paper must be peer reviewed
  • be presented at a conference, workshop or seminar of national or international significance
  • have at least one author affiliated with the University of Sydney
  • a conference paper can be counted once only, even if published in more than one format, e.g. if a conference paper is later published in a special issue of a journal, it can not be claimed in this journal if it was first published in a separate proceedings


The types of conference publications that do not meet the criteria include:

  • papers that appear only in a volume handed out to conference participants
  • keynote addresses
  • Plenary addresses
  • poster presentations
  • abstracts of conference publications

Conference papers published in books that meet all the criteria for category B1, as well as E1, or in journals that meet all the criteria for category C1, as well as E1, may be counted in either category but not both.

Verification requirements

To be included in the HERDC collection, you need to supply PDF documentation from the publication of the following details for each entry:

  • title page (from the published Proceedings)
  • bibliographic details - ISBN or ISSN, publisher, all dates referring to copyright, publication and printing (from the published Proceedings)
  • table of contents (from the published Proceedings) (CDROMs will need a copy of the Menu page as well as the links to the paper)
  • all introduction material - preface, foreword and welcome messages (from the published Proceedings when available otherwise can supplement with information from the conference website when no introduction material is available in the publication)
  • a copy of the full article (from the published Proceedings), i.e. not an author’s copy of the paper
  • proof of full paper peer review (often in the Proceedings introduction material but if not check Conference website)
  • proof of the national or international significance of the conference
  • evidence of the author's affiliation to the University of Sydney
  • conference program, showing the dates and times each paper was presented

Foreign language publications

  • requires all the same verification material mentioned above, plus
  • translation of the citation information (title of the proceedings, title of the paper, year, publisher & place of publication)
  • translation of a couple of paragraphs from the introduction material that indicates what the conference was about
  • translation of a couple of paragraphs from the paper that shows its research content