Open Access is . . .
- A worldwide movement which is enabling wide dissemination and access to research.
- An alternative to the closed subscription-based publishing models.
- Free, unrestricted, online access to scholarly publications.
- Increased chance of citation and impact through wide dissemination and access.
One option is to Self-Archive the Accepted Version of your publication in ResearchOnline@JCU:
- The Accepted Version is the author-created version that incorporates the referee comments and is accepted for publication.
- Publisher policies for around 70% of journals allow the Accepted Version of articles to be self-archived in your Institutional Repository i.e. ResearchOnline@JCU. Check the Sherpa website to see which journals allow self-archiving of accepted versions.
- Accepted Versions are eligible as research outputs of journal articles for ERA Peer Review (section 5.4.7 of the ERA 2012 Submission Guidelines).
- The Directory of Open Access Journals provides a comprehensive list.
- Well known Open Access journals are the Public Library of Science (PLoS) journals, or BioMed Central journals.