Open access allows researchers and their institutions to provide free open access to the results of publicly funded research.
Deakin University is committed to providing open access wherever possible through Deakin Research Online as
Each approach is different, but the end result is the same. The author’s article is available on the Internet and freely accessible to all.
Publishing in an open access journal or a subject repository does not usually preclude deposit of material in DRO, and certainly does not obviate the need for its description in DRO.
Most open access journals are listed in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) To be listed they must be peer reviewed or exercise editorial quality control and present primary results of research or overviews of research results to a scholarly community. Most of these journals also allow the deposit of their articles in an author’s institution’s repository. DOAJ also allows a search of journals within a subject category by whether or not the journal charges fees to publish under "for authors".
A full discussion of the ramifications of open access in the Australian environment, including open access publishing, may be found in Understanding open access in the academic environment
Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.