Auckland University of Technology
Luqman Hayes, Scholarly Communications Team Leader
Tuwhera is an AUT initiative, supported by the Open and Online Initiatives team at AUT Library. It incorporates an open publications hosting service run on open source software and AUT’s institutional research repository.
Knowledge exists for the benefit of the communities from which it comes. We believe in openness, sharing and toll-free access to research. We support the development of a sustainable and equitable commons.
Tuwhera is a te reo Māori word with multiple meanings: be open, opening up. We chose the name in collaboration with Māori staff from Te Ara Poutama at AUT to acknowledge parallels with, and to honour Māori reciprocal concepts and ideals such as ako (learning/teaching), awhi (to cherish), manaaki (hospitality, support, care) and mana tangata (empowerment, humanity).
Tuwhera utilizes open-source (non-proprietary) publishing and repository platforms, is free of article processing charges (pay to publish) or other fees, supports multiple modes of author ownership and IP, and applies Creative Commons licenses to facilitate fair access and reuse.
Location: New Zealand
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
Open Access Focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: Yes
Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
- Professional staff: 4
- Library Operating Budget: 100%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; monographs; undergraduate capstones/honors theses; datasets.
|Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal||11||12|
|Campus-based Student-driven Journals|
|Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings||1||2|
|Journals for External Groups|
|Student Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses||26|
2019: New publications from July 2018 to June 2019. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.
OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that may be offered in some form as OA, but are also available as a paid version.
Other/Additional Publishing Activities:
- Library Publishing Activities: datasets
- Te Kaharoa (journal)
- Pacific Journalism Review (journal)
- Applied Finance Letters (journal)
- Hospitality Insights (research summaries)
- Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand (journal)
- communication and journalism
- Māori and Pacific indigenous research
- health sciences
- art and design
PartnersInternal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students
Openess to Partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
Technologies & Services
- author advisory – copyright
- DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
- graphic design (print or web)
- ISBN registry
- ISSN registry
- notification of A&I sources
Additional InformationPlans for Expansion & Future Directions:
Development of student journals. Expand research summaries collection. Open data. Monographs
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