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Publication entry into IRIS

As of the 1st July 2011 Library staff will identify Macquarie University affiliated publications from searches of scholarly databases (this process mainly identifies publications from peer-reviewed journals), book vendor databases and other possible sources of Macquarie publications. Library staff will create the publication record, source the publication evidence and load the record into Macquarie University ResearchOnline including copies of required HERDC verification documentation. These records will then be extracted and uploaded into Integrated Research Information System (IRIS). The Faculty Research Office do not have to collect verification evidence for publications identified and entered into Macquarie University ResearchOnline/IRIS by the Library, unless requested by the Research Office.

Individual researchers are no longer required to add their records into IRIS as all data entry will be undertaken by Library staff. Records loaded into IRIS will have an initial Publication Category assigned. Researchers should check their publications in IRIS and advise the Library staff at ResearchOnline of any errors or missing publications. New employees should email their CVs to enable the Library staff to enter publication backfills for reporting such as ERA.

Faculty Seminar Series: Research Strategy Development - Publication Strategies

The Macquarie Faculty Seminar Series: Research Strategy Development will feature presentations on areas of research within the university, developing your grant applications, track record, publications strategies etc.

Topic: Publication Strategies

Time: 12pm to 1.30pm

When: Thursday 22nd October 2015

Location: Senate Room, C8A 310, Lincoln Building

Presenter: 
Assoc. Prof, John Dumay, Accounting and Corporate Governance

All welcome, no RSVP required

Faculty Research Travel Scheme, FRTS 2015 - currently closed

Following are the closing dates for applications to the Faculty Research Travel Scheme. Please see the staff intranet under 'Services & Resources', 'Research', for the Faculty Travel Policy, FAQs, and application form.

Applications for travel in 2016 up to 30th April can be made to the Faculty Research Travel Scheme in October & December 2015.

Closing dates 2015: 17th February 2015, 21st April 2015, 16th June 2015, 1st December 2015 for 2016 applications.

Faculty of Arts Early-Career Researcher Fellowship Scheme 2016 - open

This scheme funds the partial buyout of teaching duties for up to one semester. Its purpose is to enable successful applicants to complete one or more publication(s). The scheme is aimed at assisting Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to consolidate or establish their track record, and thereby become more competitive for research funding.

Eligibility: Please read the Funding Rules carefully to ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria.

Funding:The MAXIMUM amount which can be awarded is $5,000. Up to 4 awards will be given for first semester 2016.

Application Submission

Applicants should email their completed applications, including their Head of Department comments and signatures as a single .pdf file to ArtsRO@mq.edu.au. Note late applications will not be accepted.

Scheme opens: Wednesday 16th September 2015.

Scheme closes: Wednesday 14th October 2015, at 9am.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 4th November 2015.

Please email ArtsRO@mq.edu.au for funding rules and instructions for applicants.

Faculty of Arts Mid-Career Research Fellowship Scheme 2016 - open

This scheme funds the partial buyout of teaching duties for up to one semester. Its purpose is to enable successful applicants to complete a research project leading to prestigious publication(s). The scheme is aimed at academics who need a concentrated period of research time to consolidate or re-establish their track record, and thereby become more competitive for research funding.

Eligibility: Please read the Funding Rules carefully to ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria.

Funding:The MAXIMUM amount which can be awarded is $15,000. Up to 2 awards will be given for first semester 2016.

Application Submission

Applicants should email their completed applications, including their Head of Department comments and signatures as a single .pdf file to ArtsRO@mq.edu.au. Note late applications will not be accepted.

Scheme opens: Wednesday 16th September 2015.

Scheme closes: Wednesday 14th May 2015, at 9am.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by Wednesday 4th November 2015.

Please email ArtsRO@mq.edu.au for funding rules and instructions for applicants.

Faculty of Arts Themed Research Workshop Grant 2015 - open

For workshops to be held between 1st January 2016 and 30 June 2016

The purpose of this scheme is to support the hosting of themed workshops that will facilitate the development of research teams and collaborative research projects.  Preferably, the workshop will include participants from outside Macquarie. The team and project must be new.

Performance outcomes include at least one application for a competitive internal grant at the University level by the end of June 2016 and a prestigious collaborative publication.

Funding and Application Dates
 
We will accept applications with a budget of up to $5000, but expect most budgets to be around $2500.

Examples of items for which funding can be applied include:

  • Airfares and accommodation for invited speakers. NB: All travel must comply with the University's Travel Policy (http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/all.html).
  • Cost of venue hire for the workshop.
  • Research assistance for help with arrangements for the workshop (include 17% on-costs).

Funds will not be made available for projects about course/curriculum development. Funds cannot be spent on teaching relief.

Scheme opens: Wednesday 16th Septembrl 2015.

Scheme closes: Wednesday 14th October 2015.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by Wednesday 4th November 2015.

Please email ArtsRO@mq.edu.au for funding rules and instructions for applicants.

Faculty of Arts Publication Subsidy Grant 2015

Introduction: The Faculty has a fixed amount of funding available this year to assist with the publication costs of scholarly books (those meeting the HERDC A1 criteria). Applications for support for other forms of publication (e.g. book chapters, journal articles and edited books) may be considered in exceptional circumstances on a case by case basis. Applications can be made to the Associate Dean Research at any time throughout the year.

The amount available is up to $2,000 per publication. As all funding awarded must be spent by 31st December 2015, applications will not be accepted after Monday 23rd November 2015. 

  1. Costs of publication, editorial work, translation, illustrations and preparation of indexes are supported by this funding scheme. Note, requests for subvention fees required by the publisher will require detailed justification.
  2. A key selection criterion is the quality of the publisher: researchers are expected to choose publication outlets that will enhance their track record and make them more competitive for external funding. 
  3. Costs for publications such as textbooks will not be supported by this funding scheme. 
  4. Please note that funding cannot be awarded to books that are published before a decision has been made on an application. 
  5. You can apply only once for each eligible publication.

Please see the 'Research' under the 'Services & Resources' section on the staff intranet for the further details and the application process.

Arts Visiting Research Fellowships 2016 - closed

For visits before 30 November 2016

The Faculty of Arts Visiting Research Fellowships are offered to Visiting Fellows of high standing at any stage in their career, to share and disseminate new and original ideas and/or techniques, initiate and undertake collaborative research and facilitate interaction and training of Faculty staff and students. The Visiting Fellow must be from an organisation outside of New South Wales. The Visiting Fellow can be hosted by a team of more than one Faculty-based researchers, but at least one must be Level A to C; all host researchers must have an outstanding track record relative to opportunity. Successful Fellows must be based full-time at the University for the duration of the Fellowship, which is a minimum of 1 week.

The Faculty is offering a Fellowship valued up to AU$6,000 to be used towards travel and living costs associated with the Fellowship. The Faculty provides no additional funding.  Up to 3 Fellowships will be awarded.

Scheme opens: Wednesday 2nd September 2015.

Scheme closes: Wednesday 30th September 2015.

Applicants will be notified by Wednesday 21st October 2015.

Please email ArtsRO@mq.edu.au for funding rules and the application form.

Human Ethics Information Sessions for MQ Staff and Student Researchers - in 2015

To familiarise staff and student researchers with the National Statement on Ethics and the Macquarie University application process for human ethics clearance of their research projects, information sessions have been organised by the MQ Ethics team. The sessions will be presented by Dr Karolyn White, MQ Director of Research Ethics. nbsp;You are invited to attend any of the sessions. No RSVP is required.

Questions about these sessions are to be directed to Ms Kay Bowes-Tseng 
 
Please feel free to circulate this information to other staff and student researchers who may find this useful.

Information Session Dates and Venue Details are:

March 12
Time: 1pm-2pm
Venue: C5C, 303

May 7, June 4, August 6 and October 1 (last session for 2015).
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Venue: C8A 310 (Senate Room in Lincoln Building)

Publication Strategies, Guidelines & information on Predatory Publishers 

In 2013 the Faculty developed a document, Publication Strategies -- Guidelines and Advice for Staff and Heads of Department. This document explains the publication performance expectations of staff at different academic levels, and also emphasised the importance of publishing in quality outlets and is available under 'R' , 'Research',  on the staff intranet.

A growing issue is the number of journals which ask for a fee from contributors and do not clearly indicate the academic credentials of their editorial bodies or the peer review process they undertake. These types of journals are regarded as predatory publishers and should be avoided. There is a website, see below, which has details of these predatory publishers and their journals and it is advisable to look at this before approaching a potential publisher and developing your publication strategy.

http://scholarlyoa.com/2014/01/02/list-of-predatory-publishers-2014/

 Useful Links

To assist researchers the following are available on the Research page on the Faculty of Arts Intranet

  • Publication Strategies - Guidelines and Advise for Staff and Heads of Department
  • Faculty of Arts Research Active Definition
  • Faculty of Arts Research Active Survey
  • Non-Research Active Staff Strategy - Advise for Staff and Heads of Department