Answered By: The Library
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2022     Views: 119

Green OA is when an approved version of a publication is made open access in an institutional repository, ResearchDirect

  • This is also called the author's self-archiving model.
  • Most journal publishers allow the author's accepted manuscript to be deposited into the Library's Research repository, ResearchDirect. Some book publishers also allow this for accepted manuscripts or publisher's PDFs of book chapters. 
  • An embargo period is usually required.
  • Self-archiving by authors is permitted under green OA. This is independent of publication by a publisher, as the author can post the work to a website controlled by the author, the research institution that funded or hosted the work, or to an independent central open repository, where people can download the work without paying.

If you are an HDR student, we recommend that you discuss these options with your School Librarian.