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Open access publishing

Open Access publishing & education resources (OER)

Adding content to CRO repository

As a Charles Sturt University Researcher you can make your work open access through the Charles Sturt University Research Output (CRO) repository

Here's how:

  • Publish in the most appropriate journal. It may or may not be an open access journal.
    • You can find out if the publisher allows articles to be made open access using SHERPA.
  • For the article to be uploaded to the repository add the research output record to CRO, including the  'electronic version(s)' of the final accepted draft of the article after peer review and without publisher mark-up.
  • Important Tip: Do not set the manuscript with an Open Access status. The CRO support staff will open the manuscript after checking copyright.
  • CRO staff will check and make it open access if possible. Publishers may allow either the published version or the accepted draft to be on the repository (CRO). There may be an embargo period before the copy of the article can be displayed in CRO, or sometimes publishers don't allow any version to be made available.

CRO support staff will make your work available in CRO by:

  • Verifying the copyright permissions associated with your publication on your behalf.
  • Ensuring the accuracy of the publication's bibliographic information on CRO.
  • Converting file/s to PDF format (if required and appropriate) for storage and access within the repository.
  • Unlocking the publication in the repository to make it available to the global research community and discoverable via Google, Trove, the Primo Search catalogue and other search engines.
  • Managing any publisher embargoes associated with making the work open access

Charles Sturt University Researchers can also publish in open access journals.

  • These allow the published version of the paper to be available to everyone.
    • Sometimes the journals have Article Processing Charges (APC) and these vary considerably in cost.
    • Charles Sturt University does not pay these charges for authors. Grant funds may be able to be used if available, and permitted by funder.
  • The Directory of Open Access journals provides a listing of open access research journals.
  • Check the Where to Publish Library Guide for advice about the best places in which to publish.

Publisher & funding body copyright and self archiving policies

SHERPA/RoMEO is a free online database that allows users to check a journal's copyright and self-archiving policies.

Other related SHERPA services include: