Open Access (OA) refers to the availability of Research Outputs via the internet, such that any user can find, freely access, read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, link, crawl, mine and otherwise use and reuse the Research Outputs both manually and using automated tools. Any use or reuse is subject to full and proper attribution, and usually will have an appropriate licence, such as any of the options available through the Creative Commons suite of licences, and should not infringe any copyrights to third-party material included in the Research Output. Further information on copyright.
OA can incorporate the same features as traditional scholarly publishing including peer-review of articles, copy-editing and quality assurance. The primary difference is that the publisher does not charge for access to the journal or other type of publication. Anyone can read, copy, print, download or link to the publication free of charge.
If you wish to provide Open Access (OA) to your research, you have two options. These are commonly known as the 'Gold' and 'Green' routes.
Advantages of the Green route:
Australasian journal of medieval and early modern studies
An multi-disciplinary Open Access journal, published continuously by the Faculty of Education since December 1950. All contents from 2000 are now available as OA articles. (Host: Faculty of Education)
A refereed academic journal of historical and cultural studies based in the Discipline of History at UWA: (Host: Faculty of Arts)
A peer-reviewed feminist cultural studies journal published in May and November. (Host: School of Humanities)
An online interactive creative arts journal created for, by and with students. (Host: UWA Cultural Precinct)
Journal directories help you to locate appropriate Open Access (OA) journals in your discipline area.