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Open Access

Discover more about open access, main issues and concerns, copyright and other available publishing options

What is Open Access?

"By 'open access'... we mean it's freely available on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software or use them for any other lawful purpose…" (The Budapest Open Access Initiative).

The term Open Access describes the nature of access, rather than a specific business model, licence or type of content.

This guide will help you:

The following video 'Open Access Explained!' was created by Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics)

Open Access at Curtin

OA Guidance

The benefits of Open Access and a list of principles under which the University operates with regards to OA.