Open access mandates in Canada
open access, mandates, academic publishing
Since the mid-2000s, funding agencies, research institutions, and governments have been implementing open access (OA) mandates in an effort to increase unrestricted access to publicly funded research. These formally established policies typically require that researchers either self-archive a final peer-reviewed draft of their work in an institutional repository (IR), or publish in an OA journal. Research has demonstrated that mandates can be an effective strategy to heighten awareness of OA publishing, and advance self-archiving of research. This issue brief provides a snapshot of OA mandates established by universities and funding agencies in Western Canada and across the country. It also provides recommendations and considerations for institutions interested in implementing or updating an OA mandate, and points to additional resources and readings to inform these activities.
Betz, S., Gallilee, P, & Hall, R. (2019). Open access mandates in Canada. https://coppulscwg.ca/resources
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