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Open Access explained

Making an article available on Open Access means that it can be freely accessed by anyone in the world using an internet connection. Providing Open Access to your work is a way of making publicly funded research available to the public.

Increase the visibility and impact of your work.

Increase the research profile of the Faculty. Research Centre and University.

Provide free access to research for developing countries, socio-economically disadvantaged groups and the general public.

The author first publishes their work in a journal of their choice, and then deposits, or 'self-archives', a version of the work in either an institutional or subject repository, making it freely available.

The version which can be deposited is specified by the publisher.

The author publishes in an Open Access Journal that allows immediate Open Access to the article.

Usually involves an article processing charge (APC). In some cases, this APC may be covered by the Library's Read and Publish agreements.

A link from the metadata in Southern Cross Research Portal to the Open Access article satisfies the ARC and NHMRC mandates.

The author pays a publisher an article processing charge (APC) to make their article available on Open Access.

In some cases, this APC may be covered by the Library's Read and Publish agreements.

Be aware that this is often unnecessary as the ARC and NHMRC mandates only require the Accepted Manuscript, or post-print, to be made available within 12 months of publication.


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