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Open access publishing

Open Access publishing & education resources (OER)

Open Access (OA)

Consider publishing in an Open Access journal in order to:

  • Remove barriers to accessing your research
  • Enable worldwide collaboration with other researchers
  • Increase the impact of your research
  • Showcase Charles Sturt University's research outputs
  • Meet funding body requirements

The ARC and NHMRC have adopted policies requiring research outputs to be freely accessible / open access. 

You can make your work open access by one of two ways:

  • publishing in a journal that is free to readers, but may be subject to article processing charges (APC)
  • self-archiving a copy of the author accepted manuscript on your institutional repository, such as CSU Research Output (CRO) repository. Self-archiving is sometimes referred to as Green OA

The Open Access Publishing Scheme for 2022 is open to Charles Sturt researchers in all faculties on a first come, first served basis, whilst funds are available. 

A maximum of $4,000AUD is available as a contribution to open access publishing fees. For this scheme the article must be published in a peer-reviewed and 100% open access journal. Please read the guidelines before applying.

The guidelines and application form are available to download below:

Read and Publish

In January 2022, Charles Sturt signed up to several Read and Publish agreements.

Read and Publish agreements provide authors with the opportunity to publish Open Access in subscription journals immediately on acceptance, and free of any transactional Article Processing Charges (APCs). Articles published under these agreements are made Open Access in journals which operate under either the Gold or Hybrid models.

Read and Publish agreements represent a shift away from the traditional subscription model where institutions pay a subscription to read content that is published behind a paywall. To read the articles published under the traditional model, the reader must pay a fee to read an article or belong to an institution who has paid the subscription.

Read and Publish agreements, on the other hand, broaden access to the published articles through Open Access publishing. By incorporating the Article Processing Charge (APC) into the institutional subscription fee paid to the publisher, the Read and Publish deals provide academic authors from Charles Sturt with the opportunity to increase the reach of their work by publishing Open Access. Under these agreements, authors can often choose which Creative Commons licence they wish to apply to their work.

More information on the Read and Publish agreements available to CSU authors can be found on the Read and Publish tab of this guide.

List of Charles Sturt Universities Read & Publish agreements:

Charles Sturt University Open Access Policy

Charles Sturt University supports open access with a mandated CRO Policy that requires the final accepted manuscript (after peer reviewing)  is included with publications submitted for HERDC points. This version will be made open access if the publisher allows.

Charles Sturt University Research Output (CRO) Repository Open Access Mandate

The benefit of having open access outputs in CRO is that it increases the visibility of research which may increase impact and citation rates.

CRO provides Charles Sturt University researchers with the green open access model which does not require extra payment for open access to the material. Articles are deposited in CRO and if the publisher allows then the appropriate version of the full paper is made publicly available.

Open Access Mandate

All refereed, revised and final draft research manuscripts must be deposited in CRO immediately after being accepted for publication.

Items are entered into CRO as part of submission for internal reporting purposes. Such manuscripts will be made Open Access via CRO, except where this is restricted by a publisher's policy. Books may be self-archived at the author's discretion.

CRO staff will assess publisher policy and address the requirements for each document.

Example of accepted author manuscript in CRO, with download metrics

An advantage of having an accepted author manuscript in CRO is the ability to see CRO/Pure download statistics.

Daffern, T., Mackenzie, N. M., & Hemmings, B. (2017). Testing spelling: How does a dictation method measure up to a proofreading and editing format? Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 40(1), 28-45.

Downloads as at 5th August 2019

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