Future directions in Open Access to research and scholarly communication.

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A history of promoting public access to research

Celebrating 10 years of QUT ePrints

When QUT launched its digital repository service (QUT ePrints) in 2003, it was backed by the world's first university-wide deposit policy. It now contains over 75% of the University's recently-published peer-reviewed research papers, with 89% of these works available in full-text.

Having achieved almost 10 million downloads in 10 years, QUT ePrints continues to help researchers maximise their impact and engagement in the community. Please join us on this occasion, in celebrating this important milestone.

Supporting Open Access


The National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council have introduced open access policies, requiring that all publications produced from federally-funded research programs be made freely available to the public.

The Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) is a new advisory body, available to advise the academic community on meeting these new requirements and developing effective institutional policies. For more information, visit the AOASG website.