Making a manuscript available open access, either via open access publishing or self-archiving, still means having to adhere to copyright legislation and obligations. Open Access works within the existing copyright system.
Traditional publication agreements
Open Access journals
What version 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 article into espace. You can then link to the espace record from anywhere, including theses sharing sites, blogs and your Curtin staff profile page.
Refer to the Library's Guide to espace for further information.