Open Access repositories are growing worldwide and provide free online access to many scholarly works and outputs such as e-books and e-chapters, journal articles, conference papers and research data.
This page provides information about gaining access to open access works in institutional research repositories, extensive subject and discipline repositories and via plug-ins which will search compiled collections of open access articles.
The Bond University Research Portal showcases the scholarly output of the University's researchers. All academics are invited to enter the details and upload copyright compliant versions of their open access research publications into Pure which provides each researcher with a personal dashboard and a public researcher profile on the Research Portal.
The Library's Scholarly Publications team offers Pure training and support, open access information and assistance with copyright queries ensuring that Bond authors are well supported to meet the open access publication requirements of research grant funding agencies.
In order to deposit a full-text copy of a work into Pure authors must hold the copyright to that work, or it must be a version of the work allowed by the publisher to be made available in an institution's repository. See the Author Rights page of this guide for further information, or please contact the Manager, Scholarly Publications and Copyright.
All open access works in Pure display the Open Access (open padlock) symbol and may be accompanied by a Creative Commons licence.
Use these sites, or alternatively install these browser extensions or plug-ins, to search for legitimate open access versions of research publications.
Institutional repositories are online collections of the Institutional research outputs. They provide access research material, but also might include teaching materials, documentation of the activities of the institution etc. The majority of institutional repositories are built using open-source software and they are harvested by all the major search engines.
Examples of Disciplinary and Subject based repositories include:
History Data Service - From the University of Essex, preserves and promotes the use of digital resources, which result from or support historical research, learning and teaching.
OLAC (Open Language Archives Community) - is an international partnership of institutions and individuals who are creating a worldwide virtual library of language resources.
Oxford Text Archive – hosted by Oxford University, develops, collects, catalogues and preserves electronic literary and linguistic resources.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) - promote social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.
PubMed Central - PMC is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive, provide open access to biomedical and life sciences journal literature, with 12 months embargo on some of them.
BioRxiv - (pronounced "bio-archive") is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. It is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and educational institution.
arXiv.org - Hosted by Cornell University Library, provide open access to e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.
Using Google Maps graphical interface, Repository 66 shows the location of institutional repositories around the world. Description and information are based on the listings of repositories provided by the Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR) and The Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR).
Repository 66 uses an color circle code to show the different software used (Dspace, EPrints, BePress, etc.). Clicking on a circle, allows users to finds information about the repository ( URL, the OpenDOAR description, growth, and searching capabilities). It is possible to limit search to the type of platform and country, for example.
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