Meade, Bernard Seeing the big picture
Swinburne's research repository, Swinburne Research Bank is an online open access collection of research published by Swinburne authors.
We like to think of Swinburne Research Bank as a researcher's best friend. It provides a citation for each of your publications across your career (before and after arriving at Swinburne), making it easy to find, manage, link to and access your research. Where copyright permits, we also make the full text of a publication available. This is particularly valuable for older work, which might otherwise be very difficult to track down in print.
Research made available on open access can be more frequently cited and have greater impact than research published only through traditional scholarly media. There is a whole network of research databases like Swinburne Research Bank across Australia and all over the world. Our content is harvested by Google and other search engines, which means that scholars everywhere can discover your work without ever needing to know Swinburne Research Bank exists.
We can also help with your research in other ways. If you're funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) or the Australian Research Council (ARC), your research may be subject to an open access mandate. This is a great initiative, as it makes sure that Australian research is openly accessible to those who paid for it: Australian taxpayers. But it's a significant change in process for many of you, so make sure you contact the Swinburne Research Bank team for help. We are experienced at interpreting publishers' copyright policies and will help you determine which version of your work to make available to meet the conditions of your grant.
If you've recently published your research, we want to hear from you! Just send the details of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org on acceptance, and attach the accepted manuscript (the final Word or LaTeX draft you sent to the publisher after peer review but without the publisher's formatting and logo).