Open access is making published research freely available to anyone with an internet connection. There are two primary types of open access:
- Green: also known as “self-archiving”; runs alongside the traditional publishing model. Some publishers allow author's pre-print and post-print versions to be made available online on institutional or personal webpages. Common terms and conditions include:
- Publisher's version/PDF cannot be archived.
- Must provide a link to published version.
- Gold: published research is freely available to anyone through open access journals. In some cases the publisher charges an article processing charge (APC).
See more definitions:
The University of Auckland institutional repository contains full text theses and other research outputs. University of Auckland staff can deposit their publications via Research Outputs to ResearchSpace and make the publications open access where permitted by the publisher.
- Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR)
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
- Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies (ROARMAP)
- Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand
New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing framework.
Publishers' self-archiving policies
Self-archiving policies can often be found on publishers’ websites, usually under publisher’s copyright or author’s submission guidelines, or publisher’s open access policies.
- Sherpa/RoMEO database
For publisher copyright policies and self-archiving rights.
Open access in action
Discover and access New Zealand's most comprehensive selection of research papers and related resources.
- Open Access in Aotearoa booklet
Learn about Open Access and Creative Commons licensing for New Zealand research.
- Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG)
Keep up with open access discussion in Australia.
"An international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.”
- International Open Access Week
Find open access events around the world.