Find out about:

  • the different versions of open access (Green, Gold and Hybrid)
  • complying with policy and funding mandates
  • UQ eSpace, the University of Queensland's open access institutional repository for research outputs
  • article processing charge (APC) options.

3. UQ eSpace and open access

UQ eSpace is the University of Queensland's open access institutional repository for research outputs. UQ eSpace is the single authoritative source for the research outputs of the staff and students of the University of Queensland and is the archival home of UQ Higher Degree by Research Theses in digital form.

UQ eSpace provides data for mandatory Government reporting requirements such as the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) exercise. It is also an institutional repository for other digitised materials created by staff of the University such as print materials, photographs, audio materials, videos, manuscripts and other original works.

Benefits of repositories for Green open access or self-archiving

  • Provides a persistent web address for each article that can be used for citation
  • Enables researchers to manage and promote their publications
  • Creates a permanent record of university research performance
  • Identifies who is accessing the University's research and gives an impact indicator
  • Promotes visibility of research. Publications deposited in UQ eSpace are visible and accessible through a global network of services such as GoogleGoogle Scholar and Trove.

To deposit material in UQ eSpace:


What version can I deposit into UQ eSpace?

UQ eSpace accepts deposit of either the Authors Accepted Manuscript (post-print) or the Publisher’s PDF (Section 1 explains the different versions). However, which version - if any - the journal publisher will permit you to deposit will vary from publisher to publisher. The majority of publishers will permit authors to archive the post-print and NOT the publisher's PDF in an institutional repository.

Check Sherpa/RoMEO for the version publishers will allow to be submitted. Your publisher’s author agreement will identify the publisher's rights and any residual rights of the author(s).


Open access archiving of book content

UQ eSpace can also archive open access copies of books and book chapters. Like articles, funding bodies may mandate that books and book chapters resulting from funded research are made open access. Publisher policies on archiving book content vary greatly.  

Upload the Author Accepted Manuscript of your book or book chapter to UQ eSpace. The UQ eSpace team will determine if it can be deposited to the repository, and will apply an embargo accordingly, if required. In UQ eSpace, the book or chapter will be set to automatically change to openly available at the end of the embargo period. Contact eSpace if you are unsure.