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Strategic Publishing

This guide provides information on applying strategic measures when considering publishing, promoting and tracking your research.

Copyright, author affiliation and rights

Copyright holder

The copyright holder for published research works usually sits with either the author or the publisher depending on the author/publisher agreement. There is a requirement for the copyright holder to seek permissions to include any third-party work in a publication. The University's Copyright Service can provide further advice.


Authorship and using RMIT University as your affiliation

Authorship is attributed when an individual has made a significant intellectual or scholarly contribution to the research. It is a key element of research integrity. Significance of a contribution is an academic judgment and will depend on the practices of a your research discipline. Refer to the Authorship page within the RMIT Research Portal for more information.  

To ensure that RMIT can include your publication (if it meets the eligibility criteria) as a research publication and in the Excellence in Australia (ERA) exercise, it is important that RMIT University is used as the affiliation on the submitted publication. Refer to the Authorship of research outputs policy process for more information.


Open access and copyright

The Australian Open Access Support Group provides advice on the copyright implications of open access and the retention of copyright.