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Research Repository


Formats for inclusion include MS Word, PDF, PPT, JPEG, audio files, and videos.

Details of your research submission will be made available via Google, Google Scholar and other internet search engines.

Publications held within the Research Repository may be downloaded, copied, saved electronically, or printed for personal use.
Please note that, although publications held in the Research Repository are made available under an open access model, the author of the research retains copyright ownership. If readers would like to distribute, copy or adapt the publication for commercial use, permission must be obtained from the author.
For more information, please contact the Research Repository Administrator by emailing .

As the author, you may request the removal of your publication at any time by contacting the Research Repository Administrator via email

- The copyright for all documents deposited in the research repository remains with the copyright owner.
- Copyright is automatically attributed to the creator (author) once a document is published.
- As the copyright owner, you will retain the right to publish, reproduce, distribute or perform the research. Your permission will be needed if other readers want to use your research in the above manner.
- As the author, it is your responsibility to ensure that permission is sought and granted from publishers to include the document in an open-access repository, and for the use of any third-party material.
- Users of the documents made available through the research repository may make a single copy for their personal or educational use. Commercial use of the document is not permitted.
- Documents in the repository are not permitted to be adapted, re-distributed, or made commercially available without permission from the copyright owner.
- as the author, you may request at any time that your publication be removed from the research repository by emailing
Further information on copyright, including your rights as a copyright owner, can be found on Melbourne Polytechnic Staff Portal .

For help with submitting publications, or for other enquires, please contact the Research Repository Administrator by emailing .

- The Deposit Agreement is part of the submission process.
You will be asked to confirm that the submission is your own work and does not infringe upon the rights of any publisher or any other third party.
Also, that you have identified and acknowledged all third party copyrighted materials and have obtained the required permissions to use any third party materials in your submission.

What is the "author accepted manuscript" version?
This is the version of the article after peer review is completed and before there are any copy-editing or other changes carried out by the publisher.
It is the accepted for publication version and is also sometimes called the "post print" version.

Journal articles – which version do I submit? Check with theSHERPA/RoMEO database for publisher and journal open access policies. The "author accepted manuscript" version is usually accepted by most publishers and journals