Journal Articles


JOURNAL ARTICLE - Refereed Scholarly Journal (C1)


Journal Article Reporting Form

Definition

A C1 journal article is a substantial work of scholarship published in a scholarly journal following a formal process of peer review.


Eligibility

  • Must meet the definition of research
  • be published in a scholarly journal
  • have been peer reviewed in full
  • have an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
  • have at least one author affiliated with the claiming institution (Avondale)

The types of journal articles that may meet the criteria include:
  • commentaries and communications of original research
  • research notes
  • letters to journals, provided that the letter satisfies the definition of research and the requirements for journal articles
  • critical scholarly texts which appear in article form
  • articles reviewing multiple works or an entire field of research
  • invited papers in journals
  • articles in journals which are targeted to both scholars and professionals
  • articles in a stand-alone series

Exclusions

The types of journal articles that are unlikely to meet the criteria include:

  • letters to the editor
  • case studies
  • articles designed to inform practitioners on existing knowledge in a professional field
  • articles in newspapers and popular magazines
  • editorials
  • book reviews
  • brief commentaries and communications of original research
  • reviews of art exhibitions, concerts, theatre productions.

Research Point Value

1 research point


JOURNAL ARTICLE - Other refereed contribution to a scholarly journal (C2)

Definition

This refers to refereed works of scholarship published in a scholarly or professional journal controlled by an editorial board.


Eligibility

The types of journal articles that may meet the criteria include:

  • Systematic review protocols and study protocols
  • Refereed and non-refereed letters, notes, book reviews and abstracts
  • Editorials
  • Articles that are sets of guidelines, commentaries, or summaries of the state of knowledge in an area, generally intended to inform practitioners in a professional field
  • Medical case histories
  • Review of an art exhibition, a concert, or a theatre production

Exclusions

The types of journal articles that are unlikely to meet the criteria include:

  • Non-scholarly, non-research articles (excluded completely)
  • Articles in newspapers and popular magazines (excluded completely)

JOURNAL ARTICLE - Non-refereed in a Scholarly Journal (C3)

Definition

This refers to non refereed works of scholarship including full articles and reviews of an entire field of study published in a scholarly journal controlled by an editorial board.


Eligibility

The types of journal articles that may meet the criteria include:

  • Non-refereed article in a scholarly journal
  • Non-refereed full articles and reviews of an entire field of study

Exclusions

The types of journal articles that are unlikely to meet the criteria include:

  • Non-scholarly, non-research articles (excluded completely)


Vanity Journal Publishers

A useful guide of questionable scholarly open access publishers is accessible at http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/

ERA (Excellence in Research Australia) journal list was updated (from 2012) in 2015. It provides a list of reputable journals. http://www.arc.gov.au/era-2015-submitted-journal-list