The School of Physics is one of the most active research Schools in the Faculty of Science, typically producing hundreds of papers in national and international refereed journals each year. Many of these the among the highest impact journals in their fields and many more papers are presented at conferences around the world.

All publications are collected by the University in order to meet the reporting requirements by government agencies for the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) and Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) collections. The information system used by the University of Sydney is the Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA).