Supports and Services

Open Access Publishing

What is it?

  • A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access states that open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
  • How Open Is It? defines open access and helps authors make informed decisions about where to publish.

Open Access Publishing

  • Education and Research Archive (ERA) is a digital repository to collect, disseminate, and preserve the intellectual output of the University of Alberta. ERA also provides an easy and convenient solution for faculty who must deposit their research in an open access repository to meet funding agency requirements.
  • SHERPA/RoMEO definitions for pre-prints, post-prints, mandated open access, and paid open access
  • The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) provides a directory of open access journals that aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short, a one stop shop for users to open access journals.
  • SHERPA/RoMEO provides journal publishers' copyright and open access policies
  • SHERPA/JULIET provides research funding agency's open access policies

Predatory Open Access