Research Professional Development


In the media

Congratulations to Professor Oliver Burmeister who is now a featured researcher on the Research Hub! The featured researcher card is a revolving spotlight on our researchers which is updated every three months or so.
Head over to the website and check out the write up!

Research editing service

An research editing service, which will be shared with Faculty of Science is now available to Faculty staff.

The Editing Service provides the opportunity to polish and improve the readability of manuscripts targeting high quality journals in order to increase the acceptance rate.

It is important to note that the editors are not domain experts, and this being the case manuscripts submitted should be carefully written and are expected to be academically acceptable for submission to the targeted journal so as to reduce any potential misunderstanding by the editors.

The service can also be used for proofreading and editing grant funding applications.
To be eligible for the service:

  1. The targeted journal must be ranked Q1 or Q2 under the JCR and SJR systems, or A*, A or B for the ABDC system.
  2. Applicants are to notify the Research Editor when the completed paper has been submitted and later provide an update on whether the paper is accepted, accepted with revisions, or rejected.
  3. The author will update the Charles Sturt University Research Output (CRO) database when a manuscript is accepted.
  4. The manuscript must in an editable format, preferably Microsoft Word. For those who use LaTex, please provide the .tex version or .docx version without formatting.

Forward a completed application form (which can be obtained from Mark) and your draft manuscript to:
Mark Filmer
Research Editor | Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences
Email: | M. 0467 761 680 (for more information)

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Research office PD

11th Jun 2019 My Research Career, Module 3:
Building a track record, web presence
11th Jun 2019 Promoting your research:
Establishing a Research Profile
12th Jun 2019 Focus Group Interviews
13th Jun 2019 HDR Candidate Induction
17th Jun 2019 Literature review using EndNote & NVivo:
An introduction
18th Jun 2019 Supervisor Series – Module 4:
Managing problems and
difficulties, providing feedback
19th Jun 2019 R Tutorial Series 4:
More advanced regression models
(mixed-effect models, glm and gam)
19th Jun 2019 Creating an ORCiD profile and
linking your CRO profile
25th Jun 2019 Understanding Open Access
25th Jun 2019 Using NVivo for Qualitative
Literature Reviews
27th Jun 2019 NVivo
1st Jul 2019 Literature Review Using EndNote & NVivo:
An Introduction
9th Jul 2019 Presenting your Research with Confidence
9th Jul 2019 Using library databases effectively:
Getting better search results.