Institutional repositories provide an additional means to extend the reach of your research beyond traditional subscription publishing where readers either must be affiliated with an institution that has access to the journal or must pay to access and read your article. By having your article metadata and an open access copy (typically the post-print version) in an institutional repository, you enable the widest possible access to your research as well as opportunities to maximise its impact.


Symplectic Elements is used to collect and manage research outputs. Elements automatically imports indexed publications from sources including Scopus, Web of Science and PubMed. You can access Elements to add, check or manage your research outputs. To check your research publications and outputs, and to manually add any that are not listed refer to the Elements how to guides. After you have claimed or manually added your research output you can deposit the full text of your publication into the institution's repository, Griffith Research Online (GRO).

Griffith Research Online (GRO)

Your publishing agreement determines the version of your article that can be placed into Griffith Research Online.  The accepted version is the version most commonly allowed by publishers to be archived into institutional repositories. If your research publication is open access and/or the published version can be archived into GRO, we will download the version from the publisher's website and replace it with the deposited version.

Griffith Experts

Academic staff, research fellows, and Emeritus will have a Griffith Experts profile. Your research outputs will display on your Griffith Experts profile.  The focus is to display the University's research expertise, targeting key external audiences including potential HDR candidates, government,  the media seeking experts, and potential research collaborators.


A DOI is a persistent and unique digital identifier of an object. It permanently identifies content and related metadata for an object over the course of its lifecycle. DOI names resolve to web locations where the objects they describe can be found. Information about a digital object may change over time, including where to find it and who owns it, but its DOI will not change.

Why would I need a DOI ?

The benefits of a DOI include:

  • greater discoverability;
  • access to uniquely identified content;
  • accessibility for long-term use; and
  • citation of publications and research data for impact analysis.

Contact Digital Library Services for advice on how to obtain a DOI for your research output.


An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a unique identifier for published works, whether printed or electronic.

For Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) a book for category A1 or a chapter for category B1 must be from a book with an ISBN.

If Griffith University, or an element within Griffith University, is publishing the book, request an ISBN by emailing

You will need to provide the title of the book, author(s), editors and publishing body (School, Centre, etc.) and the name, element and phone extension of the requesting person.


ISSN s are unique identifiers for serial publications. The library does not assign ISSN s for serials that Griffith University publishes. Instead, if you are publishing a new journal or other serial format publication, contact the Australian ISSN Agency to arrange an ISSN .

Legal deposit

You are legally required to deposit one copy of a publication published in Australia with the National Library of Australia, and for anything published in Queensland  a copy for both the State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Parliamentary Library .

A work is deemed to have been 'published' if reproductions of the work or edition have been made available (whether by sale or otherwise) to the public.

When the title has been published you may also forward a copy to the Library for inclusion in the University's collection, although this is not legally required.

Send to:

Scholarly Resource Services N53 0.03

Griffith University Library

Nathan 4111