Open Access Week 21 – 27 October 2013


Win an iPad mini and have a coffee on us!

In support of Open Access week the Library is offering all UoN staff and RHD students the chance to win an iPad mini. Submit a copy of your full text peer-reviewed manuscript (Final Accepted Version) to NOVA before midnight on 27th October 2013 and you will automatically be entered into the draw to win an iPad mini. You will also receive a coffee voucher which can be redeemed at the cafes in the Auchmuty, Huxley, or Ourimbah Libraries. You can also advise us if you prefer to redeem your voucher at another UoN campus.

What is Open Access Week?

Open Access provides a way to promote broader access to academic research outputs for scholars, students, professionals and the general public.  Open Access is immediate, free of charge, online access to research articles via the internet. Open Access Week is an opportunity to promote the benefits of OA to our research community. One significant way in which authors can participate is to self-archive copies of their peer-reviewed manuscripts (Final Accepted Version) into the University’s institutional repository, NOVA. A large number of UoN staff and RHD students are currently actively archiving copies of their journal articles and conference papers and making these available online via open access in NOVA.  The Library would like to encourage more UoN authors to self-archive their work and to learn more about the benefits of open access. 

Please submit your peer-reviewed manuscripts
(Final Accepted Version)




What should I send to NOVA?
If available, for each of your publications, send a copy of your peer-reviewed manuscript (Final Accepted version). Please note:  this is not the publisher’s version of your work.

How do I send a copy of my manuscript version to NOVA?
Send a copy of the full-text of your journal or conference publication, etc  via email to

Can I send the publisher version of my work?
A large number of academic publishers, as the copyright owner, allow the author’s peer-reviewed manuscript (Final Accepted Version) to be archived in the university’s institutional repository; however a much smaller number of publishers allow their publisher version to be archived.

If the publisher version can be made available via OA then it will be eligible for our promotion. You can check the publisher copyright policy and self-archiving database, SHERPA/ROMEO,  at or alternatively the Library can assist you with this.

If you as the author have retained copyright for your publication, then that publication is also eligible for our promotion.

What is the Final Accepted Version  of my peer-reviewed manuscript?
The Final Accepted version incorporates revisions made by authors following the journal / conference’s peer-review process. The author’s final accepted version content mirrors that of the final publication but without the publisher’s typesetting, logo  and branding.

I’m not sure about the version of the publication.  Who can help me with more information?
The NOVA Team in the Library can answer any questions that you have. Please email, or call ext. 16688. You can also contact your Faculty Librarian.

When can I submit my manuscript version to NOVA?
To be eligible for entry in the iPad mini draw and to receive a coffee voucher, a copy of your Final Accepted version can be submitted now and up until midnight on Sunday 27th October 2013. Publications received after this date will not be eligible for our coffee promotion or for inclusion in the draw to win an iPad mini.

When will the draw to win an iPad mini be held?
The draw for an iPad mini will take place on Wednesday 6th November 2013. The winner will be contacted via phone or email and the details published in the next Library newsletter.

How do I get my coffee vouchers?
Coffee vouchers can be sent to you via internal mail or can be collected in person from the Library. Please advise when submitting your publications how you would like to receive your coffee voucher. If you are not based at Callaghan Campus we can arrange for you to have a voucher for a cafe at your campus.

Where can I read more about Open Access
For more information on Open Access, including the benefits, please see the following links.

UoN’s Library guide to Open Access

Open Access Week  web site

Why Open Access?

Open Access FAQ

A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access


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