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Barwon Health Library Service: Publishing and Presenting your Research

Evidence for Excellence

Presenting and Publishing your Research

To ensure that your research publication is discoverable and acknowledged so don't forget to include Barwon Health in your organisation affiliation.

Your publication can then be included in the New Publications Newsletter, and the annual Barwon Health Research publications list

Contact the library if you would like any further information on any of the topics mentioned below 

Developing a Publishing Strategy

  • Target your readership 
    • Who do you want to reach?
    • Where do they publish?
  • Choose quality journals and publishers
    • What is the journal's reputation - rankings?/impact factors?  Check tools such as SCImago Journal & Country Rank 
    • Is the journal peer reviewed?
    • Does the journal fit with your research?
    • Beware of predatory publishers! - Think.Check.Submit. - a checklist tool to help you choose trusted journals
    • Also visit KSCIEN for a list of predatory journals / publishers / conferences and metrics providers
  • Timeframe
    • What is your timeframe?
    • What is the journal/publisher's timeframe?

Writing & Preparing the Manuscript

Preparing the manuscript and submitting to the publishers is the first step of publishing journey

  • Each journal has slightly different requirements so make sure you check what they are.
    • always check the actual journal webpage for specific author instructions
  • Add value and reliability to your research by following research reporting guidelines

Writing & Getting Published Print and eBooks

BMJ Case Reports

BMJ Case Reports  delivers peer-reviewed cases in all disciplines so you can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. 

  • Barwon Health staff can submit their own cases free-of-charge by using the unique Barwon Health institutional fellowship code 200785. Indicate Barwon Health as the primary affiliation
  • View Instructions for Authors

For more information contact us


ORCID is a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. It supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring your work is recognised and discoverable.

  • For more information and how to register for an ORCID -


Who is an author and why is it important?

Authorship confers credit and has important academic and financial implementations. It implies responsibility and accountability for the published work

  • An author is defined as making a substantial contribution to the areas such as the conception, design data collection/analysis, drafting or revision of the manuscript
  • All members of the group named as authors should meet all authorship criteria and should be able to take public responsibility for the work

More detail on author definition can be found on the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors site


Refworks -  

  • A reference management software where you can collect and manage your citations, and create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles.

Citing & Referencing Guide (Monash University) -  

  • A guide to referencing in a wide range of referencing styles such as APA, Harvard, and many more.

Re:cite (Melbourne University)-  

  • A guide to referencing, citation and acknowledgement in research and essay writing.

Ownership of Intellectual Property

  • As staff of Barwon Health it is important to understand who owns the rights to  the content you produce, whether it be research or scholarly documents
  • For Barwon Health's Policy on Intellectual Property

Contracts & Copyright

Copyright protects the expression of an idea

  • the creator of the work owns copyright unless contracted away
  • signing research, funding, employment or publishing contracts can change the ownership from the creator to another party

It is important to read the publishing instructions/contract  so that you understand the consequences of what you are signing as copyright owners control the right to reproduce, publish, communicate, modify that work

Helpful information on negotiating publishing contracts can be found on the SPARC Consortium site