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Open Access  

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?

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 or books. Learn more.