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Australian Research Council's Open Access Policy
Posted Fri, 06 Apr 2018, 16:08:01 EST by Keely Chapman
Effective from 1 January 2013, the Australian Research Council's Open Access Policy requires those in receipt of an ARC grant to make their research outputs openly accessible within 12 months of the publication date.
In practice, this means forwarding copies of your accepted manuscripts to the RMIT Research Repository to facilitate open access availability. Where publishers impose embargoes, don't be put off sending your accepted manuscripts to the Research Repository as these can be managed. Embargoes or other legal or contractual arrangements that do not permit open access availability of your publication/s need to be included in the final report back to the ARC.

If you have publications derived from an ARC grant with an open access mandate, send the accepted manuscripts to repository@rmit.edu.au to enable their open access availability.


More information about the ARC's open access policy is available via the link below.


http://www.arc.gov.au/arc-open-access-policy
Where do repository records come from?
Posted Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 10:40:57 EST by Keely Chapman

RMIT Research Repository records are sourced from those reported and verified for the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) scheme.


When RMIT University affiliated authors report publications for ERA, Research Office staff (based in the Research and Innovation Portfolio) create records for them in the Research Master database. Research Office staff then verify them against ERA criteria and when passed, they are tagged for inclusion in the RMIT Research Repository. Periodically, Research Office staff send these tagged records to repository staff (based in the RMIT University Library) for addition to the Research Repository.


To ensure your publication records are included in the RMIT Research Repository, please report them for inclusion in the ERA scheme at the web pages below.


Research Outputs Collection Form: https://roc.research.rmit.edu.au/#publication


For further information about reporting your research publications and outputs, see: Reporting your research outputs
How to Add Your Research Publications (and Full-Text)
Posted Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 10:59:51 EST by Keely Chapman

Step 1.
Report all of your research outputs for inclusion in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) scheme. This will generate a record for your research outputs in the Research Repository. For information about how to report your publications for ERA, see this link: Reporting your research outputs This step is entirely managed by the Research and Innovation Portfolio's Research Office team.


Step 2.
After reporting your research outputs for ERA, send the repository a copy of the 'accepted manuscript' version to repository@rmit.edu.au.

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The 'accepted manuscript' version is defined as:The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted version for publication.


The accepted manuscript is not the published version. While it has been refereed and edited, it won't have any publisher logos or other formatting done to it.


Please note: RMIT University authors who have clearly stated an RMIT University affiliation on their publications are required to adhere to their publisher's policy regarding the versions that are permitted for upload to the RMIT Research Repository. As this can be a complicated and confusing task, repository staff undertake interpretation and checking of these policies on behalf of RMIT University affiliated authors. It is not expected that authors will do this step themselves. The only requirement for authors is that they provide the 'accepted manuscript' version, that is the one that fits the above definition.


Step 3.
After sending in your accepted manuscript, repository staff will assess your full-text to confirm its compliance with your publisher's hosting policy. We will send you a link to the author Deposit Agreement for you to grant your consent (if you haven't already) for the Research Repository to make your publications available open access. Once the repository has received both your completed Author Deposit agreement and the publisher permitted full-text, we can then upload it. Repository staff will send you a link for viewing.

For further information and help, please contact:


RMIT Research Repository

Email: repository@rmit.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9925 2310


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