CSIRO Publishing supports both ‘Green’ and ‘Gold’ Open Access to help authors reach the broadest audience for their work and to facilitate unrestricted access to scholarly research. All Open Access articles undergo the same rigorous peer-review as those published under a subscription model.
- Gold Open Access overview
- How to choose Gold Open Access as an author
- Open Access licence type
- Green Open Access
The peer review and publishing services applied to all articles incur costs. Because these costs cannot be recovered from subscription revenue for Open Access content, we charge Open Access Fees.
There are three types of Gold Open Access available through CSIRO Publishing.
Author Publication Fees: Authors may choose to have an article published under an Open Access licence by paying a publication fee. Journals allowing Gold Open Access have an ‘Open Access’ link on their homepage located in the ‘For Authors’ section. Open Access Author Fees are separate from and additional to any other publication charges, such as colour printing or reprints.
Society-Sponsored Open Access: Some of our society partners have paid for portions of their journal to be published Open Access. The subscription price for that journal reflects only the portion of content not published Open Access.
Sponsored Issues or articles: In some circumstances, Open Access for all or part of an issue may be sponsored by an external organisation or partner.
Gold Open Access articles:
- may be viewed by anyone with an internet connection anywhere in the world without the need for a current subscription
- may be uploaded to any personal, institutional or public repository subject to acknowledgement of the author and journal in accordance with the Creative Commons Licence used
- may be shared, copied or redistributed in any medium or format in accordance with the Creative Commons Licence used
- will appear in all available versions (online and print) of the journal.
You are offered the choice of Open Access after your work is accepted for publication. All of our articles enjoy the same:
- rigorous peer-review
- expert editorial advice to improve your work
- professional production services
- loading to CrossRef and appropriate Abstracting and Indexing Services.
Once your manuscript has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be sent an email from our partner The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) with information on how to select your Creative Commons Licence and complete payment. Payments should be made using the CCC’s web-based RightsLink platform. For more information see our Publishing charges page.
Articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 (CC-BY-NC-ND) licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.en_US). Under this licence, readers can share, redistribute and reuse the article without permission as long as it is not done for commercial purposes and as long as the article is not changed. Those wanting to make derivatives or use content commercially can contact us to discuss your needs. When sharing or reusing any article, attribution must be given to the original source.
Attribution – the original source must be cited (BY)
NonCommercial – works may not be used for commercial purposes (NC)
NoDerivatives – derivates of the article (e.g. translations) may not be distributed (ND)
All journals published by CSIRO Publishing allow authors to deposit the Accepted version of their manuscript into an institutional repository or put it on a personal website, with no embargo.
The Accepted version is the author-created, peer-reviewed, accepted manuscript. The Publisher’s edited or typeset versions cannot be used. The institutional repository should be that of the institution employing the author at the time the work was conducted or PubMed Central. We ask that authors link to the published version on the CSIRO Publishing website, wherever possible.