Open Access (OA) is a growing international movement that seeks to provide free and open online access to academic scholarship based on a publishing model that makes research available to readers at no cost.
Open Access increases the visibility and reuse of scholarly research discoveries and results which are made available with the consent of the author/creator or copyright holder.
To be ‘open’ a research output must be available to re-use in some capacity, often under a Creative Commons Licence which allows people to copy and share the work provided they follow the stipulations of the licence.
Open Access collections and repositories are growing worldwide and provide free online access to many scholarly works and outputs such as e-books and e-chapters, journal articles, conference papers and research data. Explore the Library's Digital Collections which showcases Bond University archived photos, journals and newsletters in the History collection and datasets on Exercise & Sports Science and Triathlon in Australia.
Discover all types of high quality open access resources in the Library’s ‘Free Resources’ guide that provides extensive lists of free Open Access databases covering Open Education Resources (OERs), books, music, images, government and community services as well as discipline specific libraries.
Further Open Access information is available in the Bond University Library Open Access and Scholarly Publishing Guide.