Open access makes research outputs freely available online to read, download and use without the licensing restrictions usually in place on published works. Making outputs openly available ensures that a wider audience can read and use them, including researchers who don't have access via journal subscriptions.
Open access at UNSW:
UNSW requires all staff and HDR candidates who are engaged in research to make their published Research Outputs openly available under a CC-BY license in the university's institutional repository, UNSWorks, upon publication.
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Sherpa Romeo is an online resource that provides open access policy information for journals from around the world. It’s useful when considering where to publish, checking publisher's copyright and self-archiving policies, and to verify publisher permissions after publication.