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Open Access

UNSW Open Access Policy

UNSW has an open access policy that requires all UNSW researchers to make their research publications openly available under a CC-BY license by deposit to UNSWorks upon publication. This policy became effective on 1 December 2021 and supersedes the previous policy implemented on 1 June 2017.

This is mandatory for the following published Research Outputs:

  • peer-reviewed journal articles
  • peer-reviewed conference papers that meet the definition of research
  • research reports commissioned by an external body that meet the definition of research
  • Higher Degree Research theses (can be embargoed for up to 24 months).

 UNSW researchers are also encouraged, wherever possible, to make other Research Outputs including books and book chapters, non-traditional Research Outputs, published research data, code, software, and images available in UNSWorks.

See the UNSW Open Access Policy for further details.


Further information on journal articles Further information on conference papers Further information on books and chapters Further information on research datasets

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Frequently asked questions about policies.

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