Open access (OA) refers to unrestricted online access to articles published in scholarly publications.
Open access publications are freely available online to the public, permitting users to do any of the following on the full text of these articles:
Charles Sturt University supports open access with a mandated CRO Policy.
This is a useful guide for researchers to introduce the most important aspects of open access publishing.
The benefit of having open access outputs in CRO is that it increases the visibility of research which may increase impact and citation rates.
CRO provides Charles Sturt University researchers with the green open access model which does not require extra payment for open access to the material. Articles are deposited in CRO and if the publisher allows, then the appropriate version of the full paper is made publicly available.
The library also offers in-depth training sessions on publishing with open access. You can either watch a recorded session or enrol in one of our workshops.