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Open Access Publishing: JCU OA Policy

JCU Open Access Policy


The University values intellectual discovery and, recognising that knowledge has the power to change lives, supports the Open Access principle that research outputs should be freely accessible online.

To ensure that JCU authors meet the requirements of funding bodies, e.g. Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council, to make the results of their research publicly accessible.

To meet the requirements of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, for responsible publication and dissemination of research outputs to other researchers, professional practitioners and the wider community.

The University encourages JCU staff and students to:

  • publish their research outputs in Open Access journals;

  • deposit their publications into Open Access repositories; and

  • support Green Open Access in ResearchOnline@JCU.


Normally applies to the research outputs authored by JCU staff or students including:

  • academic, professional and technical staff;

  • adjunct appointments; and

  • research higher degree students.

The following exclusions apply:

  • Research outputs intended for commercialisation

  • Research outputs intended for individual royalty payment or revenue for the author or JCU

  • Copyright, publisher embargoes or other legal and/or licensing conditions that restrict Open Access.

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