About e-publications@bond


e-publications@bond is a Digital Commons open access repository containing a wide range of research and scholarly output ranging from Bond University academic and post-graduate work displayed in the Faculty and Research Centres series, to article contributions published in the online journals from academics based here and in other institutions and nations. The repository is a representation of the growth of research at Bond with the inclusion of the Theses collection and is also an important platform for historical and archival material about the University.

Who Can Participate

Faculty members, researchers, and students associated with Bond University are invited to contribute digital materials for long-term preservation and world-wide electronic accessibility.

Research Benefits:

Wider access to papers

When a paper is published in a journal, it can only be accessed by those who have a personal or institutional subscription to the journal. Depositing a copy of a paper in e-publications@bond ensures that not only is there an additional access point, but that a copy can be accessed free of charge by everyone on the internet.

Access to download statistics

The e-publications@bond platform system automatically informs authors of their monthly full-text download statistics for each of their papers if it has five (5) or more downloads during the previous month. These statistics provide researchers with timely feedback on the usage of their material.

Safe storage

Depositing copies of research papers in e-publications@bond means peace of mind, and alleviates the stress of hard drive crashes, or USB failure. e-publications@bond data is backed up on a regular basis.

Facilitation of research sharing

Requests for copies of papers are easily satisfied by directing the requester to e-publications@bond where they may obtain a copy free of charge.

Showcase for Bond University output

Bond University research outputs are disseminated across many different journals, publications and web sites around the world. e-publications@bond provides a complementary and valuable showcase for research publications, especially through the Personal Researcher Pages. e-publications@bond provides the full citation for the formally published version, often including links to journal and publisher websites.

What if a paper is already freely available on a web page?

A paper may be available on a website today, but what guarantee is there that it will be available in the future? Conference websites often disappear after a short period of time. Web pages can be moved to different servers, and if a journal ceases to be published its website may disappear.

Depositing a copy in e-publications@bond creates an additional access point. A link to the current web site, or alternate location can be inserted in the e-publications record.

Appropriate Submissions and Formats

All staff affiliated with Bond University can submit material to the repository. Items such as journal articles, submitted versions of papers, accepted versions of papers, conference papers, PowerPoint presentation, technical reports, working papers and lecture series paper are welcome.

It is suggested that authors try to identify their versions of journal articles as one of the following:

Draft Early version circulated as work in progress, or working paper
Submitted Version The version that has been submitted to a journal for peer review
Accepted Version The final author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is accepted for publication version
Published Version The publisher-created published version
Updated Version A version updated since publication

Research by Bond authors collaborating with non-Bond authors is also welcome. Examples of affiliated work could be a paper from a conference sponsored by a participating faculty which included both Bond-affiliated and other authors, or a report collaboratively produced by Bond-affiliated and other authors.

For long term preservation and access to repository material the following formats are recommended:

  • The main papers are all in PDF. MS Word and RTF files are converted to PDF when they are imported into the repository.
  • For supplementary materials, we recommend the following formats as most likely to be migratable:
    • Images: JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF
    • Audio: AIFF, MP3, "unprotected" (DRM-free) AAC
    • Video: MPEG
    • Data: XML, Comma-separated values

Author Copyright and Permissions

Unless otherwise noted, documents posted on e-publications@bond are the property of their respective authors, and/or the stated copyright holder.

All permission requests should be directed to the individual authors or the stated holders of copyright. Except in the case of some images in the Bond Gallery, Bond University Information Services claims no rights over the content of e-publications@bond. For more information about copyright, please refer to e-publications@bond Copyright Guidelines for Authors.

Removing or Updating a Work

e-publications@bond is a permanent scholarly repository. Under special circumstances, authors may request that a paper, or a specific version of a paper be removed. Authors may also provide an updated version for posting. Updates need not replace originally-posted papers. Posting updated versions alongside original versions is one way that e-publications@bond can allow authors to show the progress of their research.

Persistent Access and Migration

Bond University Information Services will provide persistent access to e-publications@bond content but cannot guarantee the persistent functionality of technological tools through which content is currently posted, maintained, and accessed. Information Services expects to preserve the content of the e-publications@bond by migrating it to new technological platforms when and if the obsolescence of current technologies make it necessary to do so.

Peer-Reviewed Series and Journals

e-publications@bond can support peer-reviewed series and journals. Research Centres interested in starting a peer-reviewed series or journal should contact the .


(Portions of the above have been adapted from the University of Wollongong Research Online website).