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About Baker Research Online

Baker Research Online is an Open Access digital repository of research outputs created by Baker staff and students. Its purpose is to make our research findings available to the widest possible audience.

About Open Access

The advent of the internet and electronic publishing means that information can be shared broadly, quickly and easily. The open access movement promotes access to information that is open to all and free of technological and economic restraints.

Benefits of open access repositories:

Green open access self-archiving is where researchers publish in a journal and are able to self-archive the article for free public use in their institutional repository, in a central repository (such as PubMed Central), or on some other open access website. The article deposited is the peer-reviewed postprint, and could be the author's refereed version, the revised final draft or the publisher's version.

Gold open access publishing is where researchers publish in an open access journal that provides immediate open access to all of its articles on the publisher's website. Hybrid open access journals provide gold open access for articles that have had an open access publishing fee paid by the authors, institution or funding body.


The preprint (also called the 'submitted version' or the 'submitted manuscript') is the version of an article as first submitted to a journal for peer review.

The postprint (also called the 'accepted version' or the 'accepted manuscript'). This is the version of an article that is accepted for publication, including revisions suggested by referees, but without copyediting and formatting supplied by a publisher.

The published version (also called the 'version of record' or the 'publisher PDF'). This is the formatted, paginated version of an article as published in the journal.

For more information, see:

Understanding Open Access in the academic environment: a guide for authors (PDF)

OAKList Brief Guide to Understanding Publishing Agreements and Publishing Policies (PDF)

Funding body Open Access policies

The NHMRC and Australian Research Council recently adopted similar policies to open access dissemination of research to those already implemented by other international funding agencies such as the US National Institutes of Health, the Wellcome Trust and the UK Medical Research Council.


In 2012, the NHMRC implemented a new policy whereby any publications arising from an NHMRC supported research project are to be deposited into an open access institutional repository within twelve months of the date of publication.

Publications accepted for publications after 1 July 2012 must be made available in an institutional repository from 1 July 2013.

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Australian Research Council

The ARC has introduced an open access policy for ARC-funded research with effect from 1 January 2013. According to this policy, the ARC requires that any publications arising from an ARC supported research project must be deposited into an open access institutional repository within a twelve month period from the date of publication.

Although the policy commences on 1 January 2013, the first publications are not due to the made available in an institutional repository until after 1 January 2014.

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Items to be included in the repository

In first establishing the repository, it is intended that metadata and, subject to copyright constraints, journal articles describing research funded by NHMRC will be given priority for inclusion.

Thereafter, it is intended to make available in the repository:

The repository will not include material that:

Management of the repository

For further information or assistance with submission of material, contact:

Liana Friedman
Repository Manager
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
75 Commercial Road
Phone: +61 3 8532 1776

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