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UNSW Open Access Policy

UNSW is a research and teaching-intensive university committed to achieving global impact. Open dissemination of Research Outputs produced at UNSW, online and worldwide is fundamental to our role as a global leader in accelerating discovery, innovation, engagement and impact, and education.

The UNSW Open Access Policy requires all UNSW researchers to make their research publications openly available under a CC-BY licence 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.

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