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Open Access

Masters by Research and PhD theses

All Masters by Research and PhD students are required to submit the final and examined version of your Masters by Research or PhD thesis to UNSWorks prior to graduation.  

For information on how to deposit your thesis to UNSWorks please see the Thesis Deposit Guide

For information on the thesis submission and examination process please refer to advice for current candidates on the UNSW Graduate Research School site. 

Honours theses are not eligible for deposit to UNSWorks. 

Datasets

UNSW researchers and HDR candidates are encouraged to deposit their dataset/s to their platform of choice and then publish a description of their dataset/s to UNSWorks to receive a DOI, link to funding and publications, and increase visibility of their research via Research Data Australia (RDA) and other aggregators. Small datasets (up to 5GB) can be published to UNSWorks. 

For information on how to publish your dataset, please consult the Data Publishing Strategy Guide

Publications

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Depositing an appropriate open access version of your research outputs into UNSWorks is also known as self-archiving. The advantages of this are:

  • a permanent freely accessible online home     
  • a stable link for you to use when promoting your work     
  • enhanced visibility of your research, allowing you to reach a broader audience (e.g. researchers outside your discipline)     
  • free access to your research     
  • increased reach of conference papers beyond the conference     
  • long term preservation for your publication making it digitally secure for the lifetime of the repository 

UNSW staff and students can deposit into UNSWorks via the Research Outputs System (ROS). Only copyright compliant versions of your work should be uploaded. 

Not all publishers allow self-archiving, so it is important to check what is permitted before uploading a copy of your publication. SHERPA/RoMEO provides information on journal and publisher copyright and self-archiving policies. 

Where publishers do permit self-archiving, often they allow only the author's accepted copy (post-print). Ensure you do not upload the final, published version unless permitted. 

FAQs

Frequently asked questions about UNSWorks.

Further support

Contact your Outreach Librarian.