"Open Access is about making research findings freely available to anyone".
Why is Open Access important?
- Increased visibility for your work
- Publications may attract a higher number of citations
- Increased visibility of University researchers and their research
- Removes barriers to public access to publicly funded research
- Practitioners can access and potentially apply your research findings
- Increases ‘return on investment’ made by government and other funding agencies
- Compliance with grant funding rules that require open access to research output
- Helps researchers in developing countries access information.
Models of Open Access
- Green OA Model: Depositing an open access copy in the repository
- Gold Model : Paying the journal to make work open access
- Hybrid model: Paying a journal to make an article open access while it also charges subscription fees.
Researchers can make their work open access by one of two ways:
- depositing an open access copy of their published work in a repository such as CRO or
- publishing in a journal that is free to readers.
The Australasian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) provides information and advocacy on open access in Australia and New Zealand.