Increase your reach by publishing Open Access

October 25, 2016 – 8:50 am

Open Access refers to online research outputs that are free of all restrictions on access and free of many restrictions on use. Open Access Week is a global event held from October 24 – 30, 2016 that aims to generate increased awareness of Open Access publishing among the higher education and broader community.

Publishing your work in an Open Access journal or depositing a copy in an Open Access repository increases its visibility and potential for impact. Open Access publishing may also be a requirement for certain funding grants. For example, the ARC & NHMRC have policies about Open Access publishing of research findings, as illustrated in the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group‘s flowchart below.

Once your article is accepted for publication in a journal you can self-archive an Open Access version in ACU Research Bank, ACU’s institutional research repository. Research Bank includes open access research produced by ACU staff and students and over 500 digital theses.

The SherpaRomeo Database provides authors with a summary of the self-archiving policies of publishers and individual journal titles.

For more information about Open Access visit our Open Access Guide.





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