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Open access publishing

Open Access publishing & education resources (OER)

NHMRC and ARC open access mandates

The Australian Research Council (ARC) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) policies require funded research be made publicly available.

Note: Publications arising from this funded research must be deposited in an open access institutional repository (Charles Sturts Institutional Repository is CRO) or public archive such as PubMed Central and/or another open access format within twelve months of publication. The metadata for the peer-reviewed publication must be made openly accessible via an institutional repository such as CRO,  as soon as possible but no later than 3 months from the date of publication.

This requirement can be met by adding the publication to Charles Sturts CRO.

ARC Applies to articles resulting from funding Rules and Agreements released after 1 January 2013
NHMRC Applies to articles accepted for publication from 1st July 2012

The Chief Investigator identified in the grant is responsible for compliance. When an article is accepted for publication, they will need to ensure that Charles Sturt University's institutional repository CRO, includes:

  • The publication's metadata i.e. journal name, title, author(s), volume, issue, pagination and Grant Number
  • An Open Access version of the publication, if the publisher's policy allows. Otherwise the Published Version-of-Record which would be locked, depending on publisher policies.

There may be legal or contractual reasons that limit ability to comply with the mandate. Contact cro@csu.edu.au if you would like to discuss whether the publication can be made open access.

Further information about these mandates can be found from Australasian Open Access Support Group, ARC and NHMRC