New tri-council open access policy provides unprecedented access to scholarship

April 30, 2015

A recent editorial in University Affairs, authored by three members of Canada’s scientific publishing community, praises the new tri-council guidelines requiring research to be published in open access journals starting May 1. Researchers will have a number of different options to ensure compliance: an article may be deposited in an open-access repository; they may choose to publish in an open-access journal; or they may opt to pay a fee to make their article open-access within a hybrid journal. “The public, whose tax-dollars help to fund tri-agency research, will now have unprecedented access to scholarly publications,” say the editorial’s authors. University Affairs