SFU takes measures to support open-access publishing

March 29, 2010

In recent months, Simon Fraser University has been building its support of open-access publishing of scholarly articles. In January, the university's senate library committee endorsed an open-access strategy for the institution's library. Last month, SFU established an open-access fund to support university researchers who publish articles in open-access journals. SFU faculty, staff, and graduate students can each claim up to $10,000 per fiscal year from the fund to pay article processing charges to publish in open-access journals. In December, the University of Ottawa announced it was the first Canadian university to adopt an open-access program. Georgia Straight