Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.
Why Open Access?
- Academic authors can disseminate the results of their research more widely and increase the impact of their work.
- Academic authors retain more control over their works, instead of signing all or most rights away to commercial publishers.
- Results of taxpayer-funded research are more accessible to everyone.
- An alternative to subscription-based scholarly journals, which have increased in price annually beyond the rate of inflation.
How Does Libraries and Cultural Resources Support Open Access at the University of Calgary?
- How to comply with funder policies: Many research funders are requiring recipients to adhere to Open Access policies. We can assist you with compliance. Learn more.
- Open access publishing & archiving: We offer a variety of services to help you communicate and archive your scholarly work. Storing your work in an open access system can help authors comply with funder mandates, provide a venue for student or non-traditional scholarship, and increase the readership for your work. Learn more.
- Financial support: The Open Access Authors Fund covers the cost for eligible campus authors who choose to publish their papers in open access (OA) journals. Learn more.