Open Access (OA) is about allowing unrestricted, free access to peer-reviewed scholarly literature via the Web.
The benefits of OA are:
Where can you find out more about Open Access?
There's a comprehensive discussion, with many useful links, on Wikipedia.
Both the NHMRC and the ARC now have in place policies that require publications arising from supported research projects to be deposited into an open access institutional repository within a twelve month period from the date of publication. This is a strengthening of the previous policies which encouraged, but did not require, deposit in open access repositories.
To assist University of Adelaide researchers to comply with these policies the Library’s Digital Services unit maintains an Institutional Repository branded as Adelaide Research & Scholarship.
Flowcharts for both ARC and NHMRC policies are available below to step you through the decision making process about what you need to do to comply with the policy.
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