ECU Doctorates, Masters and First Class Honours theses
The goal of researchers in particular subject areas, such as the humanities, is to publish their work as a single authored book. If you are considering publishing your thesis as a book it is important to critically assess who you are going to publish your work with.
Useful information for authors can be found at the Australian Society of Authors website.
Pros & Cons of placing an embargo on your thesis?
In accord with ECU Policy ac063 Postgraduate Research: Thesis with Publication a HDR candidate can produce a Thesis with Publication, which "...is a combination of publishable work based on original research and a substantive written, integrating component." These publications can include journal articles. As a result, candidates can publish their ongoing HDR research in journals, which can then form part of their Thesis with Publication.
It is important to note however, that Copyright policies vary from journal to journal and it essential that authors check the copyright policy of each journal to establish if there are any restrictions on including a published article in the open access version of thesis on Research Online - one option available is that open access version of the thesis could exclude relevant Copyright chapters.