Citation metrics have traditionally been used as the mark of academic engagement with published research. Read the UTS Research Strategy for more information on how UTS is aiming to create research impact.
Publishing strategically now also includes the opportunity to influence high impact university rankings by more closely aligning research with pressing societal needs embodied in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Predatory publishers come in many shapes and sizes but are usually bound by a shared interest in extracting money from authors or their funders without delivering proper peer review or other high publishing standards and ethics.
Practice identifying characteristics of predatory journals and publishers using the interactive Avoiding Predatory Publishing tool.
For advice on how to choose the right place to publish your research, and where not to, see Publishing on Staff Connect or the Think.Check.Submit website.
Faculty white lists
The UTS faculty white lists, on the Publishing Strategically page, provide links to journals indexed by Scopus and Web of Science (categorised by 4-digit Field of Research codes). These lists can be used as a reference point for the best journals to target for your area of research.