The Library's ambition is to open the University's research to the world, and the world's knowledge to the University.
We support and equip La Trobe scholars to publish, teach and research in open and collaborative ways.
OPAL (Institutional Repository)
Open @ La Trobe (OPAL) is La Trobe’s Institutional Repository. Depositing your manuscript into OPAL can ensure compliance with grant funder requirements for Open Access publication.
Learn more about OPAL
Publishing in journals
There are many options for publishing your article open access, but it can be confusing. The Library team can help you choose.
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Article Processing Charges (APCs)
If your preferred journal charges APCs, you may be eligible for a discount or waiver under Read and Publish agreements negotiated by the Library.
Learn more about discounts
Data for all research outputs funded by the ARC or NHMRC must be shared in OPAL or another approved repository.
Learn about sharing research data
Contact us for advice
If you are unsure about your obligations, choosing a journal or license, or how to publish your research openly, we can help.
Contact the Library’s Researcher Liaison team
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are freely accessible and openly licensed teaching and learning materials that can be reused, shared, revised and remixed.
You can use OERs to:
- reduce costs for your students
- increase student engagement and success
- support equitable and inclusive learning and teaching practices.
Search open collections to find high-quality open textbooks and other OER.
Find OER in your discipline
Select and use OER
La Trobe academics have used OER to improve educational outcomes, and the Library can help you to use OER in your own teaching.
La Trobe academics publish engaging, high-quality open access ebooks for use in La Trobe courses, with the La Trobe eBureau.
Publish with us
Dr David Walker
Modernising first year economics pedagogy
La Trobe School of Business
“[This OER] benefits students as it provides an alternative pedagogy to teaching first year economics. It integrates real world examples in how problems are solved and showcases the seminal economic works more than the traditional textbook.”
Dr Mathew Marques
Customising an open text for equity and access
School of Psychology and Public Health
“[Students] appreciate the resource…it does speak to the ethics of prescribing a text that is free as opposed to a costly resource that many students may not end up buying or accessing at all.”
Associate Professor Tanya Serry
Opening up for Academic Success
School of Education
“Easily accessible. Clear, short, and specific chapters. Excellent examples used.”