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Open Access

Your guide to making your research outputs FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reuseable).

Green Open Access

What is Green Open Access ?

To achieve the benefits of Open Access, authors may proceed with publishing in traditional ways but supplement this process with the deposit of their outputs to an Open Access repository (OAR).  This is known as Green Open Access (OA). 

Around the world, most policies with Open Access Mandates require Green OA, including the University of Tasmania Open Access Policy.

What is an Open Access Repositories (OARs)?

Open Access Repositories (OARs)

  • May be known also as digital archives, institutional repositories or subject repositories
  • May be characterised by self-deposit (also known as self-archiving or self-submission) 
  • Enhance scholarly communication with free, searchable, open access to publications, research and/or teaching materials
  • Commonly include journal articles, book chapters, conference papers and proceedings, and theses
  • Are valuable sources of "grey literature" e.g. unpublished papers, working paper series, technical and project reports
  • Often supplement traditional publishing practices, rather than replace them

University of Tasmania OARs

UTAS Open Access Repository (OAR) 

Provides access for all of the University's 2017+ research outputs, HDR Theses, digitised special and rare publications and images, some teaching outputs and selective earlier research outputs.

eCite Digital Repository 

The public interface for University of Tasmania research outputs pre-2017.

Green OA and the publication process

How to make your publication OA

Green OA Repositories & Directories  

  • OpenDOAR is a directory of Open Access Repositories

  • Australasian Open Access Repositories is a list Australian OA repositories 

  • ROAR Registry of Open Access Repositories is hosted by the University of Southampton, UK and promotes the development of OA by providing timely information about the growth and status of repositories worldwide 


Find Green OA research papers

  • TROVE  National Library of Australia discovery portal where you can find and access material from Australian repositories

  • CORE aggregation portal enables you to find and access open research papers from worldwide repositories