Strategic publishing

Strategic publishing is about adopting a systematic approach to publishing, promoting and tracking your research.

Our Research support team can assist you with all aspects of strategic publishing, including:

  • planning for publication
  • collaborating for publication 
  • choosing where to publish
  • open access publishing
  • the submission process
  • and promotion of publication outputs.

Strategic publishing workshops

We offer an individual advice as well as tailored workshops for groups that cover any of the following topics:

  • Collaboration: Identify potential research collaborators, at a broad institutional level and at a specific researcher level, using benchmarking and research tools such as SciVal and InCites.  
  • Planning: Develop a publication plan to identify relevant high-quality publication sources based on your target audience and publishing objectives.
  • Writing and submission: Strategies and practical tools for generating a writing focus, developing your voice, and tailoring your writing to the style of the publication. Tips on navigating submission, revision, and publication processes. 
  • Promotion and discovery: Ways to share, promote and track your research and publications including discoverability (such as researcher profiles and social media) and open access.

Collaborating for research workshops

Academic skills advisors and librarians can deliver a workshop on research collaboration on any of the following topics:

  • Identifying research collaborators, including the use of scholarly research databases to identify top researchers by field, institution or country to partner with on your research
  • Methods for communicating your research, with a focus on co-authoring and co-presenting
  • Tools for managing a collaborative research project, including writing platforms and applications to share references and research
  • Navigating the peer review process
  • Supervision as a collaborative process – how to communicate and work with your supervisory team.
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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.