24 Publishing Your Open Text

Request to Publish Process

Please allow a lead time of 3 weeks before your planned eBook release date for the OE team to conduct compliance and final checks on your eBook.

The Director, Library Services, is responsible for the final approval to publish your text. As part of the approval process, the Director, Library Services, considers the following information:

  • overview of the text
  • summary of the copyright status and Creative Commons licensing of your text
  • summary of the peer review process
  • potential impact and engagement.

The OE team will inform you once your book has been approved and published. You can then promote and share it with your students and the wider community. The OE team will discuss with you the distribution of your text in national and international repositories.

Distribution Plan

The OE team can discuss with you your preferences for depositing your open text in the following places for national and international audiences:

We also encourage you to add your text to your Reading Lists, and the ResearchOnline@JCU Repository.

Chapter Attribution

This chapter has been adapted in parts from:

Open Publishing Guide for Authors by University of Southern Queensland. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.


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