Support researchers

QUT Library supports the university's research community throughout the research lifecycle by providing services, resources and training to help meet our real world research priorities.

We provide QUT researchers with services, resources and training help in these areas:

  • Advancing information research skills and capabilities, including:
  • Managing research data, including:
  • Understanding copyright, including:
    • The QUT Copyright Guide: a general guide to the observance of Australian copyright law at QUT, structured according to the purpose for which copyright material is being used. See Copyright Guide: Contact/Help for an indication of the kinds of copyright assistance we provide to QUT students and staff.
  • Publishing strategically, including
    • How to make strategic decisions on where to publish well across the entire lifecycle of research, including through preprints; traditional, open access and other emerging journals; and books.
    • How to avoid being caught by deceptive publishing practices and what to expect when publishing.
  • Open scholarship and open access including:
    • The QUT open access policy, including advice on different models of open access and open scholarship practices across different disciplines.
    • What are the open access routes that QUT supports including QUT's suite of open access journals.
    • How does QUT advocate and support open access through relevant national and international organisations.
  • Maximising visibility and impact of research outputs, including:
    • QUT ePrints: A service which facilitates the widest possible dissemination and sharing of QUT research outputs.
    • How to use social media and collaboration platforms strategically.
  • Analysing publication metrics
    • Researchers are increasingly required to provide evidence of the impact their research publications and other research outputs have made. QUT Library provides citation analysis and benchmarking reports for researchers and groups, using a variety of tools. The Library also provides guidance on the use of metrics and training for tools such as SciVal, InCites and Altmetric Explorer.
  • Developing and linking researcher profiles and identifiers, including:
    • How to use researcher profiling tools and identifiers such as ORCID, Publons, Scopus Author ID, and Google Scholar.

Liaison librarians provide discipline targeted research support consultations to QUT professional and academic staff.

For more information on how QUT Library supports the university's research community, please contact the Office for Scholarly Communication at osc@qut.edu.au.