Publication Collection


Research publications can be any published piece of work resulting from academic research, eg Journal Articles, Books, Book Chapters, Conference Papers.

Publications are submitted to the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) and the university receives research funding based on accepted publications. Categories included in the HERDC Collection are:

  • Book – Authored Research
  • Book Chapter – Commercial Publisher
  • Journal Article – Refereed, Scholarly Journal
  • Conference Paper – Full Paper Refereed

Procedure to include your publications

The Research Output System (ROS) records and manages UNSW’s research output publications. ROS is designed to find and retrieve your publications from the web by searching a range of data sources. ROS collects these publication records into a single area for you to claim or reject. ROS searches a number of well known journal databases to bring in records of papers published by researchers. The sources currently searched are: Scopus, Web of Science, arXiv, PubMed, RePEc, dblp. As not everyone’s publications will appear in one of the online data sources, it is also possible to add publication records manually.

ROS then feeds information about your publications into a number of systems including UNSW’s Institutional Analysis and Reporting Office’s system JULIA, the Research Gateway and a number of Faculty webpages.

To ensure your publications are up to date login to ROS:

  • Check ‘My Publications’ to ensure all pending items have been claimed or rejected
  • Check your 2014 publications list to ensure it is complete
  • Check your HERDC tab to ensure all eligible publications are nominated

For help using ROS see the online guide within ROS or contact Dr Marina Van Leeuwen, the Outreach Librarian.


ROS is UNSW's system for capturing and reporting research publications and outputs. This has replaced the Research Publications (ResPubs) system and includes all data previously entered into ResPubs. ResPubs remains available for read-only access only.

Verification of journal articles

To qualify as a HERDC publication journal articles must be listed in either the Thomson Reuters Master Journal List or in Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory. See:


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