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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.


"OERs are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.

Source: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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