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Last Updated: Nov 03, 2022     Views: 4

Using Green Open Access (OA) means that there is more of a likelihood of content being embargoed.

Recommend the following process when selecting journals for publishing:

For HDR condidates publishing during candidature:

  • Identify the school Key Quality Indicators for publishing, e.g. in high quality Q1, Q2 journals. Note: the ERA 2023 Submission Journal List must not be used as a guide to publishing or as a quality indicator for publishing outlets.
  • Are there available funds in your school Candidature Support Fees (CSF) to cover the cost of publishing.

For all authors: Consider selecting quality journals that are immediately Open Access, from:

  • Read & Publish Agreement journal lists (Hybrid OA route). Institutional fees were used to cover user access and author publishing.
  • DOAJ for quality OA journals (check availability of APC's for Gold AO).

If you need assistance selecting a journal to publish in, contact your School Librarian.

Publishing routes, in order of preference:

  • Transformational Read & Publish Agreements (Hybrid OA) - Immediate user access. No author fees for publishing however, there may be a cap/limit on how many authors from each institution are approved by publisher. Authors retain their rights and grant the publisher a 'license to publish'. Creative Commons License is applied to the article.
  • Gold OA - Requires a fee to publish, and content is immediately Open Access. Authors retains rights to their publisher a 'license to publish'. A creative Commons License is applied to the article.
  • Green OA - No author fees to publish. The publisher retains ownership of the published version, and the author submits the Author Accepted manuscript (AAM)/postrint for Library deposit. The AAM is generally embargoed from open distribution and sharing for 12-24 months however, once the embargo period ends, ResearchDirect automatically makes the AAM openly accessible in the repository.
  • Hybrid OA - Publishing to a collection of mixed OA and subscription journals. Not recommended as authors pay to publish in the journal, and users, e.g., Institutional Libraries, pay to give patrons access to the subscribed content.
  • Traditional - No fee to publish, however users pay to access. Negotiate your Author Rights Retention with the publisher and apply a Creative Commons license to your work using the SPARC Author Addendum.

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