What is ePublications@SCU?

ePublications@SCU is a digital repository managed by Southern Cross University Library. Its goal is to capture and preserve the intellectual output of Southern Cross University authors and researchers, and to increase visibility and impact through open access to researchers around the world. While we aim to provide the full text for as many publications as possible, copyright regulations dictate which papers we can make available. This means that some items in the repository appear as citations only.

What materials can be contributed?

The repository is intended to include a diverse range of research and scholarly materials. Examples of eligible research outputs include:

  • journal articles (including pre-prints and post-prints)
  • conference publications
  • reports
  • higher degree by research theses
  • books and book chapters
  • creative works

As deposits are intended to be permanent contributions to the repository, works that are in progress/in press or ephemeral in nature are not recommended for contribution.

What are the benefits of having your work in ePublications@SCU?

  • Your research will be more widely accessible, leading to greater visibility and impact.
  • Papers in ePublications@SCU are indexed by the National Library of Australia's Trove and the OCLC Digital Gateway Worldcat.
  • Records in the repository are also found through search engines such as Google Scholar.
  • Speedier distribution of your research and wider exposure will potentially lead to earlier and increased citation of your work.
  • Your research can be shared easily: ‘Tell a colleague' functionality, RSS feeds, and automatic email notifications provide auto-generated reports of newly published records.
  • You will receive monthly emails containing the full-text download figures for each of your papers in the repository.
  • Your research is stored in a central, searchable database, rather than being distributed across a range of personal or publisher web sites.
  • Links are created, where possible, from ePublications@SCU to the publisher version of journal articles.
  • Ensures long-term preservation of your digital materials and provides a long-term stable link for each paper.
  • Provides easy access to your papers for students.
  • Contributes to the showcasing of SCU research and highlights the research output of your School, Centre or Administrative Unit.

How do I submit my research for inclusion in the repository?

All Southern Cross University research outputs are collected in the first instance by Research@SCU. For more information on submission, see Research Publication Data Collection FAQs. The Library receives submission information from Research@SCU, so there is no need to submit your research twice. If however, you notice that a publication is not appearing in ePublications@SCU, then please contact .

Repository staff check copyright compliance for all publications submitted and, where possible, attach a PDF copy of publications to the citation record.

SCU Researcher Profiles

Researcher Profiles are a great alternative to academics developing their own personal web pages. These pages can contain your complete bibliography, links to papers where possible, your photograph, CV, a summary of your research interests, etc. Library staff will create these pages for you. Examples can be seen in the Author Gallery in the repository.
To request a Researcher Profile fill in the online form. For more information, please contact .

ePublications@SCU help

Library staff will:

  • create a Researcher Profile for you
  • ensure copyright compliance
  • present information sessions to staff in your school or research centre.

For further information, please contact .