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Open Access and Scholarly Publishing

Find out about author rights, funder policies and the role of repositories in open access scholarly communication and publishing.

Funder policies

ARC & NHMRC mandate OA

The Australian Research Council’s Open Access policy, which has taken effect from 1st January 2013, requires that any publication arising from an ARC supported research project must be deposited into an open access institutional repository within 12 months from the date of publication.

A revised NHMRC policy for the dissemination of research findings came into effect on 1 July 2012.  NHMRC wants to ensure the widest possible dissemination of the research supported by NHMRC funding in the most effective manner and at the earliest opportunity. NHMRC therefore requires that any publications arising from an NHMRC supported research project must be deposited into an open access institutional repository within a twelve month period from the date of publication.

The ARC and NHMRC policies are designed to operate in tandem with institutional repositories and will in time effectively release publically funded research to all.

 

Policy compliance decision tree

 

Graphic courtesy of the Australian Open Access Support Group

Expert panel on the ARC & NHMRC's open access policies

Bond University OA Policy

The Bond University Open Access Policy (USP 1.04) has been in place since October 2013.   The Policy specifically addresses the University's support of Green and Gold Open access research publications, e-publications@bond and funder requirements.

Deposit your publication in e-publications@bond

Bond University researchers can ensure they are compliant with funders' policies by storing open access copies, or metadata of their publications in the University’s institutional repository, e-publications@bond.  

As custodian of Bond University’s institutional repository e-publications@bond, the Library is actively supporting the Green Open Access model. E-publications@bond offers archiving, copyright, digitisation and research profile services (through Personal Researcher Pages) ensuring Bond authors are well supported to meet the open access publication requirements of research grant funding agencies such as the ARC and NHMRC.

Contact the Manager, Scholarly Publications & Copyright for further information and assistance.

ARC & NHMRC policy requirement graphic

 

Graphic courtesy of the Australian Open Access Support Group