ERA is the Excellence in Research for Australia initiative. It was developed by the Australian Research Council (ARC) in conjunction with the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.
ERA aims to identify and promote excellence across the full spectrum of research activity, including discovery, experimental and applied research within Australian higher education institutions.
One of the measures of performance is publication in the more than 25,000 journals included in the ERA list (2018). This list was developed for the sole purpose of supporting the ERA initiative, and includes journals that are scholarly, peer reviewed or assessed by a professional organisation, and publishing original research.
ERA was run for the first time in 2010, repeated in 2012, 2015 and in 2018. Scopus was the provider of citation data for the first three ERA reviews. For ERA 2018, Web of Science, produced by Clarivate Analytics, was the citation provider.
More information can be accessed on the ARC's ERA web pages, and information about ERA on the BI Hub.
Excellence in Research for Australia was held in 2018, and the results released in March 2019.
The Australian Research Council has released the ERA 2018 Journal List and the ERA 2018 National Report.
UniSA staff can access more information about ERA on the BI Hub (requires staff logon).
Also see the Australian Research Council's ERA 2018 website.
Excellence in Research for Australia was held in 2015.
UniSA staff can access more information about ERA on the BI Hub.
ERA reports and other key documents from previous evaluation rounds are available here.