ERA Output Types
Traditional Output Types
Books - Authored Research
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.
Book - Chapters in Research Book
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.
Refereed, Scholarly Journal
This must be a research article published in a scholarly peer reviewed journal with an ISSN.
Conference Publications - Full Paper Refereed
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.
Non Traditional Output Types
Creative Works - Guidelines and Proformas
For ERA, unlike for HERDC, creative works are considered an eligible research output type. To be eligible, the output must have been made publicly available during the reference period. In order to assess the quality of creative works, peer review of a proportion of outputs submitted will take place. For those outputs selected for peer review, a statement identifying the research component of the output must be submitted.
Research Statements for Creative Works Submitted for Peer Review
In order for a creative work to be submitted for peer review, it must be accompanied by a research statement. In writing a research statement, the focus must be on its research component. Everything in the research statement must be geared towards identifying the research component of the output.
What qualifies as a creative work?
Each creative work submitted as research must:
- meet the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) definition of research:"creation of new knowledge and/or the use of existing knowledge in a new and creative way so as to generate new concepts, methodologies and understandings. This could include synthesis and analysis of previous research to the extent that it is new and creative" ERA 2010 Submission
- be substantiated by documentary evidence
- have a research contribution or statement if selected for peer review
- approval of head of school or research director
- have a signed proforma/letter of affiliation (casual staff and students)
What is also required?
- date (first into public domain
- title of event/exhibition
- title/s of each creative work
- place of publication (city, country)
- role of creator and media
Many 'non-traditional research outputs' have undergone a form of peer review (before and after) their creation.Examples of Verification materials that are suitable
- competitive funding
- prizes and/or awards
- essays, chapters and/or articles (about the artist, exhibition or particular works)
- TV/radio broadcasts
- distinguished commissions
- prestigious invitations
- acquistions (into eminent collections)
ERA peer review
Each non-traditional research output submitted to the ARC for peer review must have an eligible version of the output and a research statement (identifying its research component) in the institutional repository.
Updated: 30 May 2012