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Open Access Toolkit: Repository-based OA

Repository-based OA

With repository-based open access, the author publishes their article in a subscription journal and shares a manuscript version via a repository.

UWA Profiles and Research Repository

The UWA Research Repository is an open platform facilitating the discoverability of UWA staff, their research outputs, teaching, grants and activities. Adding author's-accepted manuscripts resulting from grant-funded projects to the Repository satisfies the open-access mandates of funding bodies including the ARC, NHMRC, NIH and Wellcome Trust.

Institutional repositories

Institutional repositories are digital collections of the research outputs created within a research institution.

  • Although most institutional repositories aim to make research outputs openly available, they usually contain a combination of:
    • Open Access (OA) full text
    • Embargoed full text
    • Metadata only records which contain bibliographic information about the research outputs, with links to published versions
  • Research publications included in institutional repositories may or may not be peer-reviewed.
  • Publishers' policies on versions of outputs permitted in institutional repositories may include pre-prints, post-prints and published versions. See "What version of a publication should be added to the UWA Profiles and Research Repository if I want to make it openly accessible?" in the UWA Research Repository FAQs (in the "Making your publications Open Access in the UWA Profiles and Research Repository" FAQ section).
  • The research publications in most institutional repositories are distributed globally and searchable online.

Find institutional repositories

Subject repositories

Subject repositories (also known as centralised or discipline repositories) are digital collections of the research outputs within particular subject areas or disciplines, developed specifically to meet the needs of these communities.

  • Research publications included in subject repositories may or may not be peer-reviewed.
  • The research publications in most subject repositories are distributed globally and searchable online.

Find subject repositories in your research area

Use the first two links to find OA subject repositories in your research area. The additional links are a sample of the many subject repositories which exist.