Open access publishing has grown dramatically in the past few years. There have been many positive initiatives to help researchers communicate and access information in a sustainable way. However, as with many paradigm shifts, there are growing pains, including predatory journal practices, and a lack of clarity around terms and options.

To coincide with Open Access Week October 23 to 27, Elsevier is hosting a session with The University of Queensland on helping researchers to understand journal publishing and Open Access. This seminar will cover:  

A) Introduction to Open Access

  • The Open Access environment in Australia and APAC region
  • Publishing Open Access with Elsevier
  • Gold vs Green Open Access

B) Introduction to Journal Publishing

  • Origins of publishing and changes in publishing dynamics
  • Tips and tools to help you navigate the journal publishing process
  • Sharing and promoting your research
  • Authorship and ethics

C) Understanding metrics and how to get your papers noticed

  • Ways to get your published paper noticed
  • Using metrics to assist you to choose the right journal in which to publish

D) How to get published?
(Editors panel discussion around below topics)

  • What Editors look for in an article
  • The peer review process
  • Ethics

Please note: this workshop is free-of-charge and is limited to 100 registrations, so it's going to be popular. Register early.

Event Agenda 




2:00pm – 2.15pm

Registration & Afternoon Tea

Location: Brian Wilson Chancellery – Senate Room 61A


2.15pm – 2.20pm

Introduction & housekeeping

Elena Danilova

Manager Scholarly Publishing,
The University of Queensland Library

2.20pm – 2.30pm


Heather Todd

Director Learning & Research Services, The University of Queensland Library

2.30pm – 3.15pm

Introduction to Open Access

Professor Anders Karlsson

Vice President of Academic Relations, Elsevier

3.15pm – 3.45pm

Introduction to Journal Publishing

Diana Jones

Executive Publisher, Elsevier

3.45pm – 4.15pm

Understanding metrics and how to get your papers noticed

Thomas Klingler

Customer Consultant, Elsevier


4.15pm – 5.00pm

How to get published?

Editors Panel Discussion
(Includes Q & A’s)

Professor Bhesh Bhandari

Editor Journal of Food Engineering, The University of Queensland

Professor Michael Haugh

Co-Editor in Chief Journal of Pragmatics, The University of Queensland

Professor Michael Monteiro

Editor European Polymer Journal, The University of Queensland



About Publishing and authorship

Producing and promoting publications is an essential part of being a researcher and communicating new knowledge generated from your research. Knowing how and where to get published, understanding the publication process and being aware of authorship protocols will be critical to your success in this area. 

Useful links


If English is not your first language, there are many resources to help with professional editing of research papers, reports, book chapters or PhD theses. Many of the major journal websites include links to services. Note that there is a cost to using these services.


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Senate Room 61A, Brian Wilson Chancellery