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Open Access

A guide to support UQ researchers to understand the key points of Open Access as an option for publishing journal articles.

OA Glossary

The post-print may also be called the Accepted Version or the Authors Accepted Manuscript. This is the version following peer review with revisions made but without copyediting or formatting contributed by the publisher.

The published article is the version ‘as published’ in the journal (sometimes called the ‘publisher’s PDF’).  This version generally includes value added by the publisher, such as hyperlinked references, journal branding, typesetting (into columns) and pagination. Only a small proportion of all publishers will allow this version to be made open access, even after an embargo.

Some publishers will allow the authors accepted version of a work to be made available after an ‘embargo period’. This is a period of time where the work can be deposited into an institutional repository but is not allowed to be made open access. Embargo periods can vary from 6 to 36 months, with 12 months being the most common in Science and Health Disciplines and 18-24 months in Social Sciences and Humanities.

DOI – stands for Digital Object Identifier, which is a unique persistent identifier for a published digital object, such as an article or a report, which is issued by the DOI Foundation and its registered agencies.  If you own the copyright on your work talk to the UQ eSpace Team about whether you may be eligible to have a DOI created for the work.

ORCID – Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID is a persistent digital identifier for an individual researcher issued by ORCID.  See how to use your ORCID to maximise the benefits for you as a UQ researcher in the Researcher Identifiers and Profiles guide

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