Publishing details

Editor: Jason Thomas, Senior Events Manager, QUT Events

Publisher: QUT Publications

E1 Conference papers

Paper Presentations that are published as part of the FYHE Collection for 2008 are classified as E1 conference papers because they:

Are published or available in 2008. The requirement for DEST is that the research must have been published in the 2008 calendar year, and 2008 must be stated as the year of publication within or on the work being claimed. Our papers satisfy these requirements. Further,

    • The definition of published in this context is the date the publication was released to its intended audience; namely 2008 for this year’s conference.
    • A page showing the stated year of publication is included in the publication.
  • Meet the HERDC Definition of Research. This definition states that research comprises:
    • creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications [OEDC (2002), Frascati Manual: Proposed Standard Practice for Surveys on Research and Experimental Development, OEDC: Paris].
    • any activity classified as research which is characterised by originality; it should have investigation as a primary objective and should have the potential to produce results that are sufficiently general for humanity's stock of knowledge (theoretical and/or practical) to be recognisably increased. Most higher education research work would qualify as research.
    • pure basic research, strategic basic research, applied research and experimental development.
  • Are required to be original material The requirement is that an E1 conference paper has only be submitted to the HERDC once, unless it contains a substantial amount of new material.

    Are published in some format in full. The guidelines state that papers may appear in a number of different formats, eg.
    • A volume of proceedings
    • A special edition of a journal
    • A normal issue of a journal
    • An edited book
    • A monograph
    • Conference CD-ROM
    • Conference or organisational web site. Our format satisfies the DEST requirements.
  • Are peer-reviewed. The guidelines state that an acceptable peer review process is one that involves an assessment or review of the research publication in its entirety before publication by independent, qualified experts. Independent in this context means independent of the author.
  • Are presented at a conferences of national and international significance.

    This information is based on the 2008 HERDC Specifications for the collection of 2007 data. E1 conference papers should also meet the General Publication Requirement for inclusion in the 2008 HERDC.


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