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.