This page offers faculty at Camosun information on making research available in Open Access (OA) publications. These publishing venues include:
Open Access Journals: Journals that make some or all content openly available on the Internet without a subscription.
Open Access Books: Books (or parts of books) that are openly available on the Internet.
Institutional Repositories: Archives of institutions' scholarly output.
Self-archiving: Pre-prints, post-prints, or published versions of research deposited in a publicly available online repository or personal website.
Published research findings are meant to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, encourage innovation, enrich education, and stimulate the economy – to improve the public good. Yet, too often, research results are not available to the broadest community of potential users. This has resulted in a call for a new framework to allow research results to be more easily accessed and used—a call for Open Access.
Who Benefits from Open Access?
* Content on this page has been copied and adapted from Why Open Access? (SPARC)
The following links provide information on publishing research in Open Access journals.