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Open Access Guide: Open Access Policy

CDU Open Access Policy

The CDU Open Access Policy was released in May 2019 and is available from here:

Excerpt from Policy:

Library Services provides advice on all aspects of open access publishing including:

  • Copyright issues;

  • Metadata verification of material in the institutional repository; and

  • Support to facilitate open access dissemination of scholarly outputs.

Where possible, material representing the total publicly available research and scholarly output of the University is to be deposited in the University’s open access institutional repository, including:

  • Research publications and associated data which are outputs of an Australian Research Council, National Health and Medical Research Council or other public funding agency grant;

  • Full-text refereed research articles that have been peer-reviewed but not yet published (The ‘Accepted Version’);

  • Full-text articles/papers in Word format that have been submitted to a publisher (The ‘Submitted Version’);

  • University scholarly works such as un-refereed research literature, journal articles, conference contributions, chapters in proceedings (the accepted draft), technical or project reports, and grey literature not submitted for publication and that can be made available via open access;

  • Higher degree by research dissertations such as Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy by publication, Masters by Research, Masters by Coursework containing a significant research component and Honours theses, (except for where an embargo is in place);

  • Research data which can be described and made openly available under licence, or via negotiated or controlled access (see the Research Data Management Procedures). Where deposit of the fulltext material, or dataset, is not possible due to publisher embargo, or is not permissible due to copyright or licensing restrictions, or where the publication is available in a peer- reviewed open access publication or another open access archive, the metadata describing the publication or dataset will be included in the institutional repository. Research data and primary research materials created by University researchers are subject to the Northern Territory Information Act and the University’s Records Management Policy; and

  • Material deposited on the advice of the relevant Senior Manager or Senior Executive such as grey literature or engineering projects.


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