Open Access Publishing
Open Access (OA) is a global movement to make scholarly content more easily discoverable and accessible by removing subscription and login barriers. Get higher visibility for your work while retaining control over your copyrights.
We encourage authors to use Creative Commons licenses on works for which they own copyright. Check out the Creative Commons interactive tutorial from DELTS to learn more.
NSERC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), are pleased to announce the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications.
- NSERC and SSHRC researchers will be required to comply with the new policy for all grants awarded from May 1, 2015 onward.
- While CIHR-funded researchers will now refer to the new, harmonized policy, compliance requirements will not change for the health research community.
Learn more about the policy and its implementation:
- FAQ from science.gc.ca
- FAQ from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)
- Open Access Toolbox.
Memorial Libraries have pledged support for the Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Project to create a sustainable model for Open Access monograph publishing.
Good news for Humanities and Social Sciences researchers! The library will pay open access author fees for anyone who wishes to publish in Sage Open, a new mega journal that accepts submissions from all SSH disciplines. Read more about Memorial's open access memberships.
Memorial Libraries to pay open access author's fees for publication in Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Journals. more
Open Access Initiatives
Faculty and graduate students can start an Open Access journal on the library's publishing platform.
The Research Repository is an Open Access platform to showcase and preserve Memorial University's creative and intellectual output.
The library has set up a fund to help pay processing charges for Memorial authors who publish in OA journals.
Scholarly Communication at Memorial Libraries
Memorial University Libraries are collaborating with campus partners to architect a new suite of web-based Scholarly Communication services tailored to meet the needs of researchers working in a digital environment. We are partnering with faculty to make unique collections available electronically, to release funded research for public consumption, and to leverage interactive web technologies in service of scholarly communication.
If you are interested in Open Access, you may also want to learn more about Copyright.