What does Open Access mean?

What does Open Access mean?

“For scholarly work Open Access means making all scholarly outputs freely available via the Internet, permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any lawful purpose, without financial, legal or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.”
Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG), 17 June 2019

All Swinburne researchers are strongly encouraged to provide details of their publications to Swinburne’s open access repository, Swinburne Research Bank.

Some funders require open access compliance, both the ARC and the NHMRC require that publications arising from a research project supported by those agencies must be deposited into an open access institutional repository within a twelve (12) month period from the date of publication.

For further information please visit the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group. You can also read a comprehensive discussion and comparison of ARC and NHMRC policies.