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Read and Publish Agreements – making Curtin research freely available to the world

Traditionally, libraries pay a lot of money for books and journal subscriptions which allow students and scholars to read the world’s latest research. But if you don’t have a subscription, you can’t access the research, even if it was funded by public money from government grants. In recent years, many publishers have moved towards making […]

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Walking the walk: Creative Commons licensing on our learning materials

As we advocate for openness in learning, teaching and research, we also want to make our own materials easy to reuse and share. Central to the approach of the recently launched UniSkills site was a desire to make our online study support materials more open. Our study, research, and assignment skills guides have always been […]

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Celebrating International Open Access Week 2021

International Open Access (OA) Week is being held October 25-31 this year and the theme is “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity”. This theme aligns with the recently released UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science which aims to make scholarship more transparent, more accessible, more equitable, and more inclusive. Advocacy for the adoption […]

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Open Access stories: Dr Martin Whitely and Professor John Phillimore

Dr Martin Whitely (Research Fellow) and Professor John Phillimore (Executive Director) of the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy at Curtin published their research findings that the youngest children in a school year were more likely to be diagnosed and prescribed medication for ADHD, raising questions around immaturity being mistaken for ADHD. Their Open Access […]

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Open Access stories: Professor Lucy Montgomery

Professor Lucy Montgomery, Professor of Knowledge Innovation, Centre for Culture and Technology shares her experience with Open Access: “In 2021 our collaboratively authored book “Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities” was published as a fully OA book by MIT Press. The publication of our book in a fully OA digital format, as well as in traditional […]

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Open Access stories: Dr Hendra Gunosewoyo

The first article by Curtin authors to be made Open Access under the Library read and publish arrangements was by Curtin PhD student Alexander Hamilton, his supervisor Dr Hendra Gunosewoyo (Senior Lecturer, Curtin Medical School) and co-authors Dr Alan Payne (Senior Lecturer, School of Molecular and Life Sciences) and Professor Mauro Mocerino (Professor, School of […]

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Open Access stories: Professor Steven Tingay

Professor Steven Tingay, Executive Director, Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy shares his experience with Open Access: “In astronomy, and several other disciplines, Open Access is significantly boosted by the existence of arXiv, a large-scale repository for pre-prints. These are generally the versions of papers accepted for publication by journals. Further, astronomers have produced the Astrophysics […]

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