Take action on Open Access
Want to incorporate Open Access into your teaching, research and learning? Check out our guides:
What you can do to support open access.
What Curtin researchers can do to support open access.
What HDR supervisors can do to support open access.
We support Open Research
Curtin Library is committed to supporting open and FAIR practices in research, learning, and teaching. We do this by:
- Managing Curtin’s institutional repository, espace, where Curtin researchers can deposit their research outputs and have them discoverable by Google Scholar and other online discovery services.
- Enabling the discovery and publication of Open Research data via the Curtin Research Data Collection.
- Providing the tools and training to help Curtin researchers find quality Open Access (OA) journals, book publishers and repositories for their work
- Working with Curtin teaching staff to explore the use of open educational resources
- Exploring innovative ways of supporting open publishing, including read and publish agreements that offer fee-free OA publishing to Curtin authors and by participating in innovative publishing models such as subscribe-to-open.
- Supporting OA infrastructure by financially contributing to innovative services and platforms such as DOAJ, OA Australasia, and UnPaywall.
Open Research success stories
Professor Steven Tingay, Executive Director, Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy
“In astronomy, Open Access is significantly boosted by the existence of arXiv, a large-scale repository for pre-prints… These services greatly increase the visibility and accessibility of my work and the work of my team.”
Dr Hendra Gunosewoyo, Senior Lecturer, Curtin Medical School
“We are fortunate to be the very first Curtin authors to take advantage of the Open Access agreement between CSIRO and Curtin…”
Professor Lucy Montgomery, Professor of Knowledge Innovation, Centre for Culture and Technology
“In 2021 our collaboratively authored book Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities was published as a fully OA book.”
John Curtin Institute of Public Policy
Dr Martin Whitely (Research Fellow) and Professor John Phillimore’s (Executive Director) open access short note in the Medical Journal of Australia won Curtin’s most newsworthy academic article award.
Key Open Access statistics
Check out our Open Access statistics and find out how Open Access can benefit your academic career.
8 steps to make your data more Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.