International Open Access Week

International Open Access Week

Open access (OA) is the free, online availability of research and scholarly outputs, including peer-reviewed articles, primarily in reference to publications without expectation of payment. With the new Tri-Agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) policy to make agency-funded research publicly accessible within 12 months of publication, open access publishing plays an important role in a post-secondary context. … Continue reading

Predatory publishers: what you need to know

Last month, Beall’s blog made waves in the scientific publishing world when all of its content disappeared without warning. Jeffery Beall, scholarly initiatives librarian and associate professor at the University of Colorado, maintained Scholarly Open Access, a blog offering a list of indicators of predatory publishing activities as well as a list of “known” predatory publishers. … Continue reading

Learn How to Use OA Depositories for Research Publications

Did you know Canada’s major granting agencies now require that grant recipients ensure that any peer-reviewed journal publications arising from Agency-supported research are freely accessible within 12 months of publication? The Library can help you meet these guidelines As part of the Health Sciences Library Seminar Series “The Tech Savvy Researcher”, the session “Using Open Access Depositories … Continue reading