Making a manuscript available open access, either via open access publishing or self-archiving, does not mean ignoring copyright legislation and obligations. Open access works within the existing copyright system.
Traditional publication agreements
Open access journals
What can be made available, and where, will be dependent on the publisher and journal guidelines on re-use of copyright assignment.
This will also impact on posting articles to scholarly sharing sites such as ResearchGate or Academia.edu.
The best option is to place the document into espace. You can then link to the espace record from anywhere, including these sharing sites, blogs and your Curtin staff profile page.
Library staff check publishers' policies on copyrighted material prior to placement in espace. The full text will only be included if one of the following apply: