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Two of Australia’s major research funding bodies, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australian Research Council (ARC), have released Open Access policies that require all ARC/NHMRC funded research or partially funded research to be made publicly available in an open access institutional repository and/or made available in another open access format.
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Kruesi, Lisa; Harrison, Andrew (2016): Open Access Essentials in Arts, Humanities and Education. monash.figshare.
Benefits of OA:
ISBN: 0262301733 Publication Date: 2012
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Researchers publish in a journal and then self-archive their manuscript in monash.figshare, or in another repository (eg. arXiv) where it can be accessed for free.
Some publishers require delays or an embargo on when a research output in a repository may be made open access.
Monash researchers do not need to pay additional fees to make articles Green Open Access.
Researchers publish in Open Access journals which usually involves a fee for providing freely available immediate access to the final version of the article. Hybrid Open Access occurs when a journal typically requires a subscription but will provide Gold Open Access to an article if the author pays a fee.
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The OAPEN Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation based in the Netherlands, with its registered office at the National Library in The Hague. OAPEN is dedicated to open access, peer-reviewed books. OAPEN operates two platforms, the OAPEN Library (www.oapen.org), a central repository for hosting and disseminating OA books, and the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB, www.doabooks.org), a discovery service for OA books.
OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories.
WAME (World Association of Medical Editors)
Global non-profit voluntary association of editors of peer-reviewed medical journals.
COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics)
Membership is open to editors of academic journals and others interested in publication ethics
OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association)
The mission of OASPA is to support and represent the interests of open access journal and book publishers globally in all scientific technical and scholarly disciplines
QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
A marketplace for scientific and scholarly journals which publish articles in open access. These journals are quality scored based on academic crowd sourcing.
JULIET complements the RoMEO service provided by SHERPA for authors and repository administrators, which lists summaries of publishers' copyright transfer agreements as they relate to archiving. Further information on Open Access is available for authors, including links to contacts and repositories which may be able to take eprints to fulfil funders' requirements and recommendations. Further information on repositories is available from OpenDOAR.
SHERPA/FACT is a tool to help researchers check if the journals in which they wish to publish their results comply with their funder's requirements for open access to research.
SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) works to enable the open sharing of research outputs and educational materials in order to democratize access to knowledge, accelerate discovery, and increase the return on our investment in research and education.
AOASG (The Australasian Open Access Strategy Group)