Te Kaharoa provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. Authors retain the full copyright over their articles. Authors also retain the right to reuse, distribute, and republish their work after it has been published in Te Kaharoa. All articles are made available using a Creative Commons (CC-BY-NC 4.0) worldwide shareable licence.