Open Access Policy

The University of Adelaide introduced a new Open Access Policy at the beginning of 2019. The Policy aims to:

  • Increase the reach and impact of research
  • Raise the profile of researchers and the University as a world-class research institution
  • Ensure that research outputs are discoverable and available to the widest possible audience

To achieve these objectives the Policy mandates the deposit of research outputs into an institutional or discipline based repository. This applies to all staff, students and researchers affiliated with the University. The Policy preferences green open access as this does not impose costs on researchers or the University, however, we acknowledge that gold open access has other benefits and that this route may be required by funder mandates.

The following FAQs have been developed to answer questions you may have about the Policy. If you require further information or help, please contact the Copyright and Open Access Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions