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Open Access: What can I do?

Open data

Make your research data openly available

How can I make my work more openly available?

There are several options for making your research more widely available:

  • Publish in Unitec's ePress
  • Publish in an open access journal - see the publishing and author toolkit tabs for more information about this option
  • Choose an open access option in a traditional journal that has become “hybrid,” giving the author the option to pay for an individual article to be open access.
  • Include your work in Unitec's research repository: Research Bank
  • Include your work in the global Discipline-based repository that best relates to your subject area of interest  - see lists of  discipline repositories in box to the right
  • Make your research data openly available - see the 'Open Data' box on the left for more information about this.
  • Distinguish yourself from other researchers: Register for an ORCID ID - see information below

Distinguish yourself from other researchers with ORCID

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. Find out more.

Discipline repositories

Open Archives Initiative (OAI)

The most useful OA repositories comply with the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) protocol for metadata harvesting, which makes them interoperable. In practice, this means that users can find a work in an OAI-compliant archive without knowing which archives exist, where they are located, or what they contain.

Unitec's Research Bank repository is OAI compliant.