Many research funding bodies, such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australian Research Council (ARC), require that publications derived from research they fund is made publicly available.
Before you publish, consider:
- the funding body's requirements and how they affect you, and
- publisher policies about OA archiving
See the following page for more on the Open Access requirements of the ARC and NHMRC
Do my funded research outputs need to be open access?
If your funding body is either NHMC or ARC, depositing your publications in e-Publications@UNE fulfils your Open Access publishing requirements.
If you receive funding from another body, read your grant conditions carefully to find out if OA publication is required. Search the Sherpa/Juliet database (link, below) to find your funder's OA policy
Does my publisher allow Open Access archiving?
Copyright transfer/licence agreements from publishers will contain conditions and restrictions that determine whether and how you can contribute your published research output to OA respositories.
Some publications allow the publisher's version to be included in an OA repository, while others only allow the inclusion of either pre-print or post-print/post-peer review copies. An Article Processing Charge (APC) may also be a condition of OA publication.
For contributions to books, consult the publishing contract or contact the publishers directly.
For journal publications, you can search the Sherpa/Romeo (link, below) database to find information about publishers' policies.
ARC & NHMRC Policy Compliance Flowchart by an Institution
Source: Australian Open Access Support Group (CC attribution licence)