Research made available via this free and publicly-accessible medium is becoming increasingly cited and many open-access journals are now peer reviewed.
The Right to Research Coalition has produced a new student guide to publishing openly, entitled “Optimize Your Publishing, Maximize Your Impact.” This resource presents students with the ways in which they can make their research openly available for the widest possible readership and discusses the benefits of doing so – both as authors and as readers. How do you know where to submit your manuscript? What are the factors that go into deciding the most appropriate publication outlet? Which journal will give your article the widest audience?
Australian Open Access Support Group
The Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) exists to support open access to research in Australia and to increase awareness of the importance of open access. For more information, see the AOASG website.
University of Melbourne researchers have access to a number of discounts on article processing charges (APCs). Publisher manuscript systems may or may not advise the corresponding authors about the availability of discounts.
American Chemical Society
The Library's subscription to ACS journals entitles UoM authors to discounted article processing charges. Individual members of the ACS are entitled to a further discount. More information
The Biochemical Society
The Library's subscription to the Biochemical Society journals entitles UoM authors to discounted article processing charges. The University currently subscribes to their full collection of journals. More information.
The Library has a BMC Supporter Membership which gives a 15% discount on the article-processing charges of all research articles accepted for publication in journals published by BioMed Central, Chemistry Central and SpringerOpen. More information.
Authors affiliated with the University of Melbourne are entitled to a 25% discount on the cost of Open Article for NRC Research Press Journals. More information
The Library’s subscription to the Policy Press journal collection entitles University of Melbourne authors to a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charge commencing November 2015. The UoM Policy Press customer number may be required to claim the discount. Please contact the Library (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain the current customer number.
More information http://www.policypress.co.uk/OA.asp
The Royal Society
Research staff and students from the University of Melbourne now benefit from a 25% discount on article processing charges for open access publication in any of the Royal Society journals, with the support of the University’s Open Access Excellence in Science Membership. More information.
Royal Society of Chemistry
The Library is issued with a limited number of "Gold for Gold" vouchers annually. Each voucher code enables UoM researchers to publish one paper in an RSC journal free of charge, as a Gold Open Access (OA) article, without paying the normal Article Publication Fee. Contact Peta Humphreys <email@example.com> . More information
The Library's subscription to the complete collection of AAAS journals entitles corresponding authors from UoM to an APC discount of up to 30%. There is a limit to the maximum discount allowed, and surcharges may apply under some circumstances.
More information: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/article-processing-charges
SpringerOpen includes Springer’s portfolio of peer-reviewed fully open access journals, and books, across all areas of science. University of Melbourne authors are entitled to a 15% discount on the journal article processing charge and a 15% discount on the book publication fee. More information
Minerva Access is the University of Melbourne's Institutional Repository. It aims to collect, preserve, and showcase the intellectual output of staff and students of the University of Melbourne for a global audience.