Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Open Access and Scholarly Communications: Home

Initiatives from Memorial Libraries that support research, teaching & learning in the digital world.

Open Access Publishing

OA logo

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.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons Logo

We encourage authors to use Creative Commons licenses on works for which they own copyright. Check out the Creative Commons interactive tutorial from CITL to learn more.


Open Access Week 2014


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:

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

Memorial University becomes a member of science mega journal PeerJ.  Read more about Memorial's open access memberships

Contact us

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Patrick Gamsby -



If you are interested in Open Access, you may also want to learn more about Copyright.