QUT ePrints

QUT ePrints is an online collection of research outputs produced by QUT staff and postgraduate students. It's purpose is to aggregate and disseminate the intellectual output the institution.

The collection contains a range of research outputs including journal articles, conference contributions, working papers and higher degree theses and dissertations. Most records include a link to the published version and/or an open access full-text file. This ensures the widest possible dissemination and impact the research outputs and contributes to the growing body of research literature that is now freely available online. Find out more about Open Access for QUT Research Outputs (Including Theses) Policy.

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Copyright matters

Readers and reproduction rights

Except where additional re-use rights are specified via the application of a Creative Commons Licence, readers may print and save electronic copies of whole papers for personal use. As with printed books and journals, attribution of authorship is essential. Any excerpts, quotations or paraphrasing should be fully referenced. The text may not be disseminated or published (in print or electronic form) without permission of the copyright owner.

Metadata rights

QUT ePrints is running on GNU EPrints software. Anyone can access the metadata free of charge. The metadata can be harvested (via https://eprints.qut.edu.au/secure/cgi/oai2) for purposes related to the discovery or analysis of the repository's contents. The metadata may be re-used in any medium without prior permission for not-for-profit purposes.

Data policy

Queensland University of Technology has a commitment to retain items indefinitely in QUT ePrints. However, the continuing existence of the repository cannot be guaranteed.

Takedown requests

If you are an author, creator or copyright owner and you believe that a work that is currently available via QUT ePrints should not be in open access, please send details to eprints@qut.edu.au. The QUT Copyright Officer will review all takedown requests. If there is prima facie evidence of copyright violation then the research paper/work in question will immediately be removed from public view.

QUT ePrints is managed in accordance with the Intellectual Property Policy and Australian Copyright Law. All reasonable care is taken to avoid copyright infringements. Formal notifications in relation to copyright infringements on the QUT network should be directed to the university's designated representative in writing.

Copyright and QUT Theses

The QUT Intellectual Property Policy states that higher degree research students own the intellectual property and retain copyright in their thesis. Students grant QUT a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to communicate their submitted thesis via QUT ePrints. For more information, see QUT Copyright Guide: Publishing.

Managing plagiarism

Note that former QUT students, as owners of their copyright, will be responsible for these actions. However, QUT has a strong policy direction against plagiarism and we are committed to assisting you as far as practicable.

Below is a process that describes some steps that former QUT higher degree research students can take in response to identifying that their work has been plagiarised.

  1. Notify QUT immediately. In particular, address your concerns directly to the University's Copyright Officer and copy in the relevant Liaison Librarian for their information.
  2. This is a top priority - Initiate a takedown request directed to the website, repository, open access journal or similar where the plagiarism was published. There is usually a contact to be found somewhere within these platforms. Alternatively a bit of detective work with Google can find a contact. This is something that the University's Copyright Officer is always happy to assist with.
  3. Additionally, you may wish to consider additional courses of action as follows:
    • Inform your thesis supervisory team or faculty and seek suggestions.
    • Contact the plagiarising author directly. This has no guarantee of a response. However, it may be the only means to request that all references to the offending article be struck from publications lists, etc.
    • Contact the institution the plagiarising author is affiliated with. This has no guarantee of a response. However, it may be the only means to request that all references to the offending article be struck from publications lists, etc.
    • Consider legal remedies. Again, no guarantee of outcome but depending on the degree of perceived harm it might be a consideration.