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Open Access: Open Access at UON

NOVA. Institutional Open Access Research Repository

NOVA is the University of Newcastle's institutional research repository. This service is available to assist with central storage, management and access to research and research related outputs and resources of the University of Newcastle, its staff, students and affiliates. A major feature of the repository is its ability to promote the research of our University by making our content accessible, searchable and discoverable by the global research community via the major search engines. Where possible the Library endeavours to make available full-text research publicaitons viaopen access.

E-Press for Online Journal Publication

The Library provides an e-press (Open Journals System) and support services to enable academic staff to set-up, host, manage and publish open access online journals to support research publication.

The system facilitates the peer-review processes required for journal publication.

Examples of open access online journals at University of Newcastle:

Popular Entertainment Studies

Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal

International Studies in Widening Participation

Kulumun: Journal of the Wollotuka Institute

Please contact us if you would like information on hosting your online journal.

Open Access Policy

The University of Newcastle's Open Access Guideline


"The Open Access Guideline (the Guideline) supports and promotes the dissemination of research findings in an international open-access environment through the lodgement of metadata describing research findings and/or post-print publications into the University’s institutional repository."


The Open Access policy was first introduced in 2009 and is available from the University's Policy Library.

Article Processing Costs

Article processing costs

The University of Newcastle Library does not subsidise author publishing costs for any open access journals or publishers.

However, the Library does have institutional memberships for the following publishers:

Contact Us For More Information

The Library has a number of staff available to provide more information around the open access publishing environment. These include:

Your Senior Research Librarian

Open Access Repository Manager

The University's Copyright Advisor