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Your material on Policy Online

Have you seen your organisation's material on Policy Online lately? If you publish open access research chances are we have something by you (or should*). We call publishers and producers 'sources' on Policy Online and there are at least three ways you can find everything from one source.

Policy Online now minting DOIs

Policy Online now has the ability to mint DOIs for resources, thanks to the ANDS-funded Swinburne University Major Open Data Collections project.


An example of how DOIs increase findability

Feature source: Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

Did you know, there are close to 3000 publishing organisations - also known as sources - on Policy Online?  Many of these sources have small to medium collections of material on the site and any source collection can be viewed by clicking on the organisation's name under a publication title. 

Rating research

Congratulations again to the authors and publishing organisations whose work made it to our top 10 lists of Most Viewed Content in 2014.  These lists, as well as the top 10 lists from other years can be seen via our browse menu or here >

Happy 2015 - the year of Grey Literature

Happy 2015
This year we plan to work even harder to elevate the status of grey literature in the policy community and beyond.

Full text please

As Policy Online moves towards being a comprehensive repository of policy related grey literature we increasingly require full text copies of as many documents we catalogue as possible.  With some estimates of at least 30% of material on the internet already lost, APO’s past policy of only linking out to the documents we catalogue has proven problematic.  Currently we are only able to keep copies of material with a Creative Commons licence as well as material that has been given to

DOI project update

This year Australian Policy Online will begin minting DOIs for policy research and data as part of a data citation project enabled by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS).

Are you interested in having Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) minted for your resources? There are many benefits of applying DOIs to research through Policy Online:

Best wishes for the holiday season

Best wishes for the holiday season and thanks for a great year Its been a big year for Policy Online and we would like to say thank you to our partner organisations and funding bodies who ensure we can keep the service running and do new and innovative projects - the Australian Research Council and the Australian National Data Service, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria University of Wellington, RMIT University and the University of Adelaide.