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Open Access: Open Access at AUT

Tuwhera - AUT's Open Access Publishing Platform

Tuwhera is AUT's new open access journal publishing platform supported by staff in the AUT Library and for AUT research communities.

Tuwhera already hosts two of AUT’s quality peer-reviewed journals and will publish several more of the university’s scholarly publications over the coming years. If you would like to publish your journals on Tuwhera, please contact us.

Scholarly Commons - AUT's Research Repository

Scholarly Commons 

The main purpose of Scholarly Commons is to provide open access to AUT University research in order to increase global visibility for the institution’s research and researchers.

What can be included in Scholarly Commons?

  • AUT staff's research outputs - journal articles, book chapters, research report, conference papers and film/videos, etc.
  • AUT Postgraduate students's doctoral and masters theses, dissertations and exegeses.

How can other researchers find my research outputs in Scholarly Commons?

Your research outputs in Scholarly Commons can be easily found by using search tools such as Google and Google Scholar.  Scholarly Commons is also indexed  by research portals such as, OAIster and BASE.

Find guidelines and FAQs for Scholarly Commons on the AUT Scholarly Commons guide.


Versions of your publication

Versions of your publications

  • Ideally, the publisher’s version (often prohibited by publishers)
  • Second choice is the post-print (frequently permitted by publishers)
  • If neither of above versions is permitted by the publisher’s archiving policy, we will use the pre-print
  • A relatively small number of publishers will not permit the deposit of any version in a repository
Publishers' archiving policies on the RoMEO Colours website may help you identify which version of your publication can be uploaded into Scholarly Commons.
Whichever version is used in Scholarly Commons, the item record will include a link to the final published version.

AT AUT, we strongly encourage you to save the pre-print and post-print versions of all of your research publications with appropriate filenames that facilitate identification of the required version.

For advice on managing the various versions of your research publications, consult the Versions Toolkit