Nationally and internationally, there is a growing realization that publishing research open access, instead of behind a paywall, is important and necessary. Open access publication promotes equity by making research accessible to other researchers in institutions that don't have big library budgets. Open access publication also helps to make research available to our iwi, communities, professions and industries, so that it is easier for people to read, build on and apply. We are proud to have been early adopters of open access publication. Our academic journals have been open access from the outset in 2003, and Otago Polytechnic adopted an open approach to Intellectual Property by default back in 2007.
We look forward to continuing to make our research as openly accessible as possible. This e-magazine is part of our commitment to do this, to help ensure that our research is not only useful but also used.
Prof Leoni Schmidt
Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies