Open Access (OA) scholarly literature is digital, online, free of charge, coupled with the right to use these works fully in the digital environment.
Most research has until very recently been only available to the reader through subscriptions or affiliation with an institution that pays subscription fees. Open access changes this model providing greater access to research results, accelerating the progress of research, and ensures that publicly funded research is available to the public. Open access makes it possible for the results of research to have the greatest possible impact.
Beginning in the spring of 2015, Tri-council (SSRHC, NSERC, CIHR) grant recipients are required to ensure that any peer-reviewed journal publications arising from Agency-supported research are freely accessible within 12 months of publication.
Scholarship at UWindsor is a new platform for hosting, preserving, providing open access to the scholarly and creative works produced by researchers at the University of Windsor. Please contact Mita Williams with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information download our info guide.
Since the launch of the Scholarship at UWindsor institutional repository we've received a lot of great questions about the IR and open access more generally. This FAQ provides answers to some of these frequently asked questions.
The library's subscriptions and support of OA publishing provides authors with author fee discounts with select publishers. The author fee portal provides more information on these discounts.
OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories. For more information on repositories visit SPARC's comprehensive list of repositories.
The Leddy Library has supported the creation of several Open Access Journals on campus through the Public Knowledge Project's Open Journal System (OJS) as well as supporting conferences through the Open Conference System. In the near future we will be introducing PKP's Open Monograph Press as well.
Windsor Studies in Argumentation was the first series lanuch using the Open Monograph Press (OMP) from the Public Knowledge Project. OMP provides users with a fully functional submission, review and publishing system for monographs.
Are you interested in accessing publications and collections from the University of Windsor and around the world? Then check out our open access collections which are freely available to anyone around the world online.