To help authors achieve their goals in publishing strategically, the Library provides detailed information on the following topics:
- Publishing Strategically
- Publication and Journal Metrics
- Open Access Publishing
- Publishing Research Data
The Library publishes both UTS Research and research aligned to the University’s mission and goals via:
Depositing to OPUS
Depositing your work to OPUS is done via Symplectic Elements, the UTS research outputs management system.
Once deposited, your works are automatically sent to OPUS and placed temporarily in Closed Access until reviewed by UTS Library staff.
- Library staff check to ensure compliance with copyright and publisher agreements.
- If the version you supplied cannot be made available via OPUS, you may receive an email requesting a copy of the Accepted Manuscript.
Once items are cleared of copyright constraints and/or publisher embargoes, the work is moved to Open Access and made accessible to the public. View OPUS Help > Deposit for further information.
UTS Library manages the University’s Open Access Press, UTS ePRESS. The Press publishes high quality peer reviewed research of both UTS and non-UTS authors.
Established in 2003, UTS ePRESS has published over 20 peer reviewed journals with over a million article downloads per year, over 35 books, and various conference proceedings and student journals.
Fully Open Access, the Press has the University’s mission at its heart – to combine research excellence and positive societal impact for the communities in which it is embedded – local, national, and international. Of great importance to UTS ePRESS is the publication of Indigenous authors and their supporters and other works of social conscience and research excellence. Often giving a voice to the disenfranchised, UTS ePRESS serves the UTS mission to be a world leading public university of technology for the benefit of all. The Press is managed by the Library’s Office of Scholarly Communication.
For more information visit the UTS ePRESS website.
Manage your copyright
The Office of Scholarly Communication and UTS Library strongly encourage you to retain copyright in your own work when it is to be published. Often large publishers will “require” researchers to hand over ownership of their work in return for publication. If this is the case, we strongly encourage you to read and fill out the SPARC Author Addendum to retain ownership over your own work and share it as you wish.
Publishing without an article processing charge
In 2022, UTS Library is running a pilot of two Read & Publish agreements (also known as Transformative Agreements). These allow UTS staff and higher degree research students to publish Open Access in agreed Wiley and Springer Nature (hybrid) titles without paying an article processing charge (APC), subject to meeting all requirements. Find out more about the agreements and how to publish without an APC on Open Access Publishing.
These agreements have been negotiated by CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) for institutions in Australia and New Zealand and more publishers will be offered each year.
Contact the Library for further advice.