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Open Access

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

OA training for researchers 

Contact your Research Librarians to learn more about Open Access including

  • your obligations in meeting OA policies and mandates
  • opportunities to make your research more discoverable through shared publications and data

Research Librarians are available to address groups of researchers at staff meetings or to provide individual consultations.  

WARP publication upload support

Contact your Publications Officer with queries related to reporting your publications.

Copyright queries

OA Terminology

Within the context of Open Access is a whole new vocabulary:

Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG)


Take action on Open Access to make your research discoverable and accessible 

  • Read the new University Open Access Policy 
  • Upload the Final Author Version of published papers to WARP 
  • Self-deposit your grey (unpublished) outputs in the University Open Access Repository
  • Investigate whether Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) can be assigned to your research data and grey literature to make it easier to track citations
  • Share your research data descriptions (metadata) via the Research Data Management Portal to improve your research impact
  • Add new publications to your researcher identity profiles – ORCID, Google Scholar Citations, Scopus and ResearcherID
  • Contact Research Librarians to ask how you can boost your OA profile and research impact!
Open Access Repository statistics in the past year - Oct. 2017 - Oct. 2018
  • 873,231 downloads of 4.489 items
  • highest download - Saxby Pridmore's 2006 Download of Psychiatry > 26,000
  • most downloaded PhD thesis  -  Andrew Fluck's 2003 , 'Integration or transformation: a cross-national study of information and communication technology in school education' >6000 downloads
  • Top authors - Saxby Pridmore (Psychology), Mark Wickham (TSBE), Kim Lehman (TSBE)
  • Most downloaded article:  Janssen, V 2012 , 'Indirect tracking of drop bears using GNSS technology' Australian Geographer, vol. 43, no. 4 , pp. 445-452   >2800 >>