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Understanding Open Access in the Academic Environment: A Guide for Authors

Pappalardo, Kylie M., Fitzgerald, Brian F., Fitzgerald, Anne M., Kiel-Chisholm, Scott D., Georgiades, Jenny, & Austin, Anthony C. (2008) Understanding Open Access in the Academic Environment: A Guide for Authors. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The OAK Law Project aims to facilitate seamless access to knowledge and improve social, economic and cultural outcomes. This guide aims to provide practical guidance for academic authors interested in making their work more openly accessible to readers and other researchers. The guide provides authors with an overview of the concept of and rationale for open access to research outputs and how they may be involved in its implementation and with what effect. In doing so it considers the central role of copyright law and publishing agreements in structuring an open access framework as well as the increasing involvement of funders and academic institutions. The guide also explains different methods available to authors for making their outputs openly accessible, such as publishing in an open access journal or depositing work into an open access repository. Importantly, the guide addresses how open access goals can affect an author’s relationship with their commercial publisher and provides guidance on how to negotiate a proper allocation of copyright interests between an author and publisher. A Copyright Toolkit is provided to further assist authors in managing their copyright.

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ID Code: 14200
Item Type: Book
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Keywords: open access, repository, digital repository, institutional repository, OAK Law Project, copyright, publisher, academic author, copyright management, law, moral rights, open access journals, peer review, citation studies, DOAJ, NIH, Harvard, QUT, funding bodies, Creative Commons, licences, author addendum, Licence to Publish, publishing agreement, Copyright Toolkit
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Kylie Pappalardo and Professor Brian Fitzgerald
Copyright Statement: Licensed under an Australian Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial - Share Alike 2.5 Licence
Deposited On: 28 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2010 13:10

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