Promoting and publishing your research

Intellectual property requirements

When you publish or present your research and research outcomes, you must ensure potential intellectual property is identified and protected if required. Find out more about intellectual property.  La Trobe is building a coherent approach to promoting our researchers and their research.

The La Trobe Research Impact pages showcase the impact of our research, such as 90 second researcher videos and as research impact statements. If you are undertaking research and would like your work to be highlighted in the La Trobe Research Impact videos or statements, please contact Jason Murphy:

The La Trobe Institutional Rankings Strategy together with ERA rankings highlights the importance of producing publications for high quality journals. We particularly seek publications in Science, Nature and equivalent world class academic journals as well as in ARWU relevant journals. Publications in Science and Nature are particularly important for ARWU world rankings, as we work towards improving our global ranking into the top 300 universities by 2017.

Things to consider before publishing your research include:

  • What is the journal's reputation?
  • Copyright – What happens to the copyright? Do you retain copyright or does the publication own whole or part of the copyright once your research has been published?
  • Peer review – Research that has undergone a peer review process will have a higher academic standing and a higher standing in the HERDC and ERA.

If you are considering publishing with Lambert Academic Press (LAP) read these FAQs so you can make an informed decision on whether this will be the best publication choice.

In addition to traditional academic publication channels, the following links provide guidance on other ways of promoting your research.

The Graduate Research School, Library, Marketing and Engagement and Alumni and Advancement also promote research through University and other publications.

Steps to building your research profile

  1. Make your research output available to the widest possible audience. Use La Trobe's open access repository Research Online.
  2. Promote your research via social media: blogs, Facebook, Twitter.
  3. Build an online profile: Register with ORCID, Researcher ID, networks such as LinkedIn, ResearchGate,

Making the most of your library

The Library offers a research repository along with tools to help you measure the impact of your research

  • Scopus
  • Web of Science
  • Google Scholar
  • Publish or Perish
  • InCites
  • Researcher Profile
  • Altmetrics

This is not an exhaustive list and you may need to use a combination of databases. The Library provides further reading and tools that can help.

Data repository

Data storage is a cornerstone of research infrastructure.


Contact the Research Office.