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Open Access

Making your publications Open Access @ Macquarie University

The University is now using Pure research management system for recording all research outputs, which are then showcased via the Macquarie University's research portal (

Please go to for further information.

Researchers are able to add or import their own publications into the system, and as part of that process, attach the author manuscript (version of paper after peer review, as it was accepted for publishing by the journal) to the publication record in the system. Adding the author manuscript enables the Library to make research publications Open Access as allowed by publishers’ policies, so this step is very important.

Making publications openly accessible for download (Open Access) increases the impact of Macquarie’s research on wider audiences and helps increase citation rates for our researchers.

Please see this guide for further information about uploading author manuscript version into Pure.

Macquarie University - Open Access Policy


To provide equitable, world-wide access to the scholarly and research output of Macquarie University.


Scholarly research is one of Macquarie’s most important contributions to society. The free exchange of information is a bedrock academic value, one that is supported by taking an open access approach to the dissemination of the outputs of scholarship and research. An open access approach means that these outputs are made available online and world-wide, free of charge and free of most other access restrictions.

This approach supports the fundamental principles of the Macquarie University Ethics Statement and the Senate Statement on Academic Freedom.

The open access approach also enables Macquarie University authors to meet the requirements of funding bodies, e.g. Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council, to make the results of their research publicly accessible.

The outputs of scholarship and research are collected as part of the University’s research management processes. These outputs will now be stored and made accessible through the Macquarie University Digital Repository - Macquarie University ResearchOnline. In addition to maximising access to Macquarie research, this policy also supports more effective storage of these outputs in perpetuity and assists in promoting Macquarie’s research around the world.

Read the full policy...

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Macquarie University Library's Open Access blog

Ask Me About OA buttonCheck out our Open Access blog - a one-stop shop for information about Open Access at Macquarie University.

Here, you’ll find information about our events, as well as blogs from our librarians with helpful information about open access.