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ARC Open Access Policy requirements

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has an open access policy which requires:

  • All 'research outputs' should be open access within 12 months of publication.
  • A repository record with publication details (title, authors, etc.) must be public within 3 months of publication. The record must include the ARC Project ID.
  • If a publication cannot be made open access within 12 months, or at all, an explanation must be provided in the Final Report.

For the purpose of this policy, 'research outputs' include:

  • Peer reviewed journal articles
  • Peer reviewed conference papers, published in full proceedings
  • Books and book chapters
  • Other written outputs that have "undergone external review of an equivalent standard to traditional academic review"

Open access is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory, for:

  • Research data and associated metadata

The policy applies to all grants awarded since 1 January 2013.