Australian Scholarly Communications Community of Practice


The Australian Scholarly Communications Community of Practice is an initiative of Open Access Australasia, CAUL, and Creative Commons Australia. The CoP replaces the previous Australian Open Access Community of Practice Discussion group, managed by Open Access Australasia in collaboration with the Creative Commons Australia Chapter, and the CAUL Research Support Community of Practice (CAIRSS group).

The ASCCoP focuses on Scholarly Communication, including innovative approaches, Open Access, Open Science, especially, but not exclusively, related to developments in this region. The Community of Practice provides a forum for:

  • exchange of ideas
  • information sharing
  • peer support
  • exploration of issues
  • discussion of recent developments and practices
  • community-led training or professional development.

Group operations


Membership is open to anyone in Australia or New Zealand from an academic, research, or cultural institution or organisation who is interested in scholarly communication. Other individuals will be admitted if appropriate. All membership applications will be assessed by OAA or CAUL staff. 

How to join

To join the Community of Practice, please email


The group meets monthly on the second Thursday of each month at 1pm AEST. Open Access Australasia is responsible for setting up the regular meetings.


Co-convenors are drawn from the Community of Practice Membership and support the general operation of the Community of Practice.


  • Director, Strategy & Analytics, CAUL
  • Director, Open Access Australasia


Download the Charter for the Community of Practice.

Author Katya Henry
Last modified 22 September 2023