Please Note: Macquarie University's Open Access policy approved by the University Council in August 2008 will apply to all research or scholarly manuscripts in ResearchOnline written while the author is a staff member of Macquarie University, except for: those outputs completed before the adoption of the policy, and those for which the author has entered into an incompatible licensing or assignment agreement.Q3:What are Open Access Journals? An alternate way of providing Open Access is to publish in an Open Access Journal. These journals make their articles available for free through charging for the publication services before publication, rather than after publication through subscriptions. Open Access publication charges can be often included within the costs of research funding, so the money for access comes through the research funder, rather than through the library budget. Of course, the initial source of the money is often the same (from government funding), but the economics of this model means that the overall cost is lower.