Both funders request that the publication metadata is displayed online as soon as possible after the publication has been accepted for publication.
Once published the Portal will either display or point to the online version of the work, if it is open access; or display the author's accepted manuscript (in accordance with publisher's archiving policies). The accepted version is the final corrected author's manuscript after peer review.
The publisher's copyright agreement will state the version that you can deposit in your Institutional Repository or see SHERPA/RoMEO, this site summarises the policies of publishers and journals.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australian Research Council (ARC) have joined the trend seen with many international research funders, such as the NIH and Wellcome Trust, and introduced an open access mandate.
The intent of both the NHMRC and ARC policies is to maximise the benefit of the Australian Government's investment in research funding through the widest possible dissemination, discovery and access to research findings in the most effective manner and at the earliest opportunity.
The NHMRC and ARC understand that the new requirements may not be able to be met in some cases due to current legal or contractual obligations. However, if a version of the published output cannot be made Open Access the researcher must say so in the Grant Final Report.
Policy Compliance Tree
This policy compliance decision tree was developed by the Australian Open Access Support Group