January 18, 2022

CSIRO, Australia’s National Research Agency, “Moves Towards Open Access For National Benefit”

From a CSIRO Announcement:

Research aimed at solving Australia’s greatest challenges will be made increasingly accessible as part of a shift towards ‘Open Access’ models at the national science agency, CSIRO.

The changes represent significant and coordinated steps towards Open Access for a research organisation in Australia, and will see CSIRO lead the way in removing paywalls and enabling unrestricted access to its research in scientific journals, instead of readers paying journals to access CSIRO’s published research.


The 100-year-old organisation has begun the journey towards Open Access, expected to take a number of years, by signing transformative ‘read and publish’ agreements with publishers including American Institute of Physics, Company of Biologists, Elsevier, Microbiology Society, Royal Society, and Royal Society of Chemistry to publish CSIRO science for readers to access for free – many of which are the first of their kind in Australia.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: CSIRO’s Open Access Position Statement

See Also: CSIRO Publishing’s Open Access Approach

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.