Welcome to the VITAL Access Portal.

What is FedUni ResearchOnline?

An online archive to collect and preserve electronically the scholarly output of an institution. Also known as an institutional repository

How do I add my research to FedUni ResearchOnline?

Contact Send an electronic copy of your final draft

What are the benefits of having papers in FedUni ResearchOnline?

  • Publications are stored and preserved in a secure digital environment
  • Research housed in the FedUni ResearchOnline becomes more visible and accessed by the wider community
  • Publication of work in FedUni ResearchOnline has the potential to increase article citation rate and impact
  • Statistics can be provided on how often a work is accessed or download

If I put my work in FedUni ResearchOnline can I publish my work elsewhere in other journals etc?

If you deposit your work in the repository - FedUni ResearchOnline you are free to publish your work wherever you like. FedUni ResearchOnline has no restrictions on where you publish

Will publishers be put off publishing my work if it's already in a repository?

No. The SHERPA/ROMEO website lists publisher policies. Over 500 publishers have policies on self-archiving. 62% publishers allow some form of archiving.

Will open access make it easier to plagiarise work?

Depositing into a repository can assist with detecting plagiarism. It is easier to detect plagiarism in online material than the traditional publishing process.

Can I link to my content in FedUni from my own website or staff website?

Yes, you can link to individual records in FedUni ResearchOnline from your personal, research centre or school web site. Each of your records carries a smiliar url: Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: (record number). Use this url to link to your website.

What if I am not sure about copyright status of my work!!

Contact Library FedUni ResearchOnline staff and we can work out the copyright status of your item or contact the publisher on your behalf. If we are unsure we can refer your query to the University copyright officer.

How do I manage copyright?

As the author or creator of a work, you automatically own copyright to it. When you submit the work for publication, however, you may be asked to assign copyright to the publisher. The Australian Copyright Council.s Information Sheet G24 provides an overview of rights transfer issues.
It is worthwhile to read a contract carefully before signing, as you may be able to negotiate to retain some or all of your rights as the original copyright owner.

What is the difference between a pre-print and post-print?

A pre-print is generally your final text of an article before it goes to a journal for peer review and publication. A post-print is after it has gone through editorial and peer review process. Also known as Author version