11 January 2022

Changes to publications assessment

NHMRC has made changes to publication assessment in its track record-based schemes.

From 2022, researchers applying for NHMRC funding through its track record-based schemes will be asked to list up to 10 of their top publications in the past 10 years (accounting for career disruptions).

The full list of applicant publications from the past 10 years will no longer be provided to peer reviewers for their assessment.

This will help to ensure that assessment of publication track record focuses on the quality and contribution to science rather than the quantity of publications.

This change follows consultation with the sector and a clear move in the academic community toward measuring quality, rather than quantity, of an individual’s research output.

Find out more in the NHMRC Communique on our website.