Open access is the practice of making your research available online free of charge. It is a growing movement designed to make research more widely available and increase its impact...
As of February 27, 2015, SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR have a harmonized "Open Access Policy on Publications" that requires research publications from their grants to be made openly available. This is called the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications.
Overview of Open Access (including how to comply with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy)
Publishing an Open Access Journal at McGill (for editors)
Also see the Writing, Citing and Publishing page of this subject guide.