The CSU Research Output (CRO) Repository is the showcase for research and scholarly outputs created by CSU staff. It contributes to the growing international trend for Open Access to scholarly outputs and makes research literature freely available on line. Articles on CRO can be retrieved through search engines.
The benefit of having open access outputs in CRO is that it increases the visibility of research which may increase impact and citation rates. CRO provides CSU researchers with the green open access model which does not require extra payment for open access to the material. Articles are deposited in CRO as part of the HERDC submission process and if the publisher allows then the appropriate version of the full paper is made publicly available.
All refereed, revised and final draft research manuscripts must be deposited in the CSU Institutional Repository (CRO) via MyResearch immediately after being accepted for publication. Items are entered into MyResearch as part of submission for publication points. Such manuscripts will be made Open Access via CRO except where this is restricted by a publisher's policy. Books may be self-archived at the author's discretion.
CSU Staff and Students who are eligible to contribute to Higher Education Research Publication Data Collection.
The full text of any publication which would be included under the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) is to be submitted via MyResearch so that it can be included in CRO.
The commonly acceptable version of the document to be included for open access retrieval via CRO is the final accepted, post peer-reviewed and pre-publication manuscript. The file can be formatted as the author wishes but it must not have any publisher mark-up. If permission is granted for the published version of the paper to be open access the appropriate version will be available through CRO.