Flinders University provides several repositories and tools to support researchers in making their research output Open Access. This includes solutions for sharing both published and unpublished research outputs, non-traditional research outputs, and theses.
Research Now is the Flinders University research management system used to showcase both published and non-traditional research outputs which then display on the author’s Research Now profile. It also provides a platform for making papers open access for free, without having to pay for open access publishing through the publisher. For already published articles through major publishers, the final peer reviewed accepted manuscript (pictured in the diagram below) can often be made open access at no cost through Research Now.
Research staff can upload a copy of the accepted manuscript to Research Now and then Library staff will confirm with the publisher if it can be made open access and will do so on your behalf in accordance with any publisher conditions.
ROADS is a dedicated space for making Flinders research data open using the Figshare online platform. Open data is the process of making raw data files gathered during the course of research openly accessible online. Grant funding bodies and publishers are increasingly requesting researchers to make data associated with research outputs publicly available.
Uploading your material to ROADS can increase exposure to research data by making it findable and citable with a permanent link (DOI). Researchers can directly deposit datasets straight into ROADS.
Theses arising from PhDs, Masters, and Graduate Diploma qualifications at Flinders University will be made open access through the Library. Visit the Thesis Submission page for more information about the requirements for making theses available digitally.
The Library can register ISBNs and Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for unpublished material such as reports. A digital copy is then made available through Flinders Academic Commons. Submit a request through the Creating an ISBN or DOI form in Service One.
Contact the Library Research Engagement team for support with Open Access.
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