Swinburne Research Bank operates within all relevant copyright law. There are two ways the full version of a work can be made available through Swinburne Research Bank:
Generally you own the copyright in your work until you publish it. When you publish work, you often sign the copyright over to your publisher, either in full or in part. If this is the case we must have the publisher's permission to include the full version of your work in Swinburne Research Bank. Publishers may place restrictions on which version of your work can be included, or how long after publication your work can be included in Swinburne Research Bank. We can advise you about publisher copyright and seek permission on your behalf once you have signed our deposit agreement.
You don't need to know all the copyright details before you contribute your work to Swinburne Research Bank. When you contribute, you agree to a deposit agreement that allows us to include your work if you hold the copyright, or seek permission from a publisher to include your work if you don't. Even if we can't include a full version of your work, we can always include citation details and a link to the full version on the publisher's website, so it is still worth contributing. We ask that you have the permission of your co-authors (if necessary) and any other people whose copyright is included in your work when you contribute to Swinburne Research Bank.
Swinburne Research Bank lists all the authors on a publication in order, and each publication is linked to all of its authors. If the copyright in a co-authored publication is owned by the authors, please seek permission from your co-authors before making the full version available to Swinburne Research Bank. If the copyright is owned by a publisher, Swinburne Research Bank can seek permission to include the full version on your behalf.
If your work includes material that belongs to someone else (such as photographs taken by someone else included in a research paper) we ask for your assurance that you have obtained permission to use, and/or credited, that material. If your work has been accepted for publication you will most likely have already satisfied this requirement.
When publishers allow us to include the full version of a work in Swinburne Research Bank, sometimes they will prefer that we don’t use the published version. There are two versions of a work that may be included in Swinburne Research Bank:
For more information on copyright, please see the Swinburne Copyright website.