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ERA 2012 Journal List

The ARC has released the ERA 2012 Journal List.

22,413 journals are included in the list. For each journal, the list includes:

  • ERA ID (unique to each Journal)
  • Journal title
  • Foreign title (where relevant)
  • Up to three Field of Research (FoR) codes or ‘MD’ for multidisciplinary journals
  • ISSN(s)

Information about the development of the list is available from the ERA 2012 Journal List Development page.

Purpose of the ERA 2012 Journal List

The ERA 2012 Journal List was developed for the sole purpose of supporting the ERA initiative.

The ERA 2012 Journal List defines the journals that are eligible for institutions’ ERA 2012 submissions – that is, scholarly, peer reviewed journals that publish original research and were active during the ERA 2012 reference period for research outputs (1 January 2005 – 31 December 2010).

Eligibility criteria

The ERA 2012 Journal List includes journals that were included in the ERA 2010 journal list or suggested to the ARC for inclusion during the defined consultation period and found to meet the following criteria:

  • Were active during the ERA 2012 reference period for research outputs (1 January 2005 – 31 December 2010)
  • Are scholarly
  • Have peer review policies acceptable to the discipline
  • Have an ISSN

Field of Research codes (FoRs)

Each journal is assigned to one or more disciplines defined by Field of Research (FoR) codes. FoRs are defined by the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) 2008, which was developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Statistics New Zealand.

More information about the ANZSRC and how to obtain the full list of FoR codes can be found here:

The FoRs assigned to each journal in the ERA 2012 Journal List are based on the ERA 2010 Journal List and the feedback received during the two public comment periods to develop the ERA 2012 list.

Order of FoRs

The FoRs assigned to each journal in the ERA 2012 Journal List are in no particular order and are not listed in order of relevance or importance.

When filtering the list, please note that:

  • The FoR(s) of interest to you may be located in either the FoR 1, FoR 2 or FoR 3 column.
  • A journal may be assigned two-digit FoRs or four-digit FoRs.

Two-digit and four-digit FoRs

Where the subject matter of journals is sufficiently broad to cover more than three four-digit FoR codes, the journal has been assigned two-digit FoR codes in the ERA 2012 Journal List (or coded ‘MD’ – Multidisciplinary – where the journal content covers more than three two-digit FoRs).

Two-digit FoR codes are inclusive of all of their related four-digit FoR codes.

Content Last Modified: 14/11/2012