Open Access at Memorial University
Scholarly Communications & Open Access|
Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. It encourages the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, everywhere, for the advancement and enjoyment of science and society.
Important Information for Faculty
Open Access is the principle that all research should be freely accessible online, immediately after publication, and it's gaining ever more momentum around the world as research funders and policy makers throw their weight behind it.
[From the openaccessweek.org website].
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has issued an Intellectual Property Advisory, advising scholars to retain their copyright
Open Access Initiatives at Memorial University Libraries
Learn how to use the SPARC Canadian Author Addendum to ensure you retain your author copyright and afford the widest possible distribution and impact for your scholarly work.
Heighten the impact of your work by publishing in Open Access Journals.
Use the SHERPA RoMEO website to find the copyright & self-archiving policies of all major journal publishers.
Improve the visibility of your work by submitting copies of your pre-prints, papers, and presentations to an Open Access Repository.
Use Creative Commons licenses on your work. These provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
Memorial University Libraries are now hosting a free publication service for open access electronic journals. Any faculty or student journal can be hosted with us. Find out more here.
Memorial Libraries are developing an OA Research Repository to showcase and preserve Memorial University's creative and intellectual output. The repository will improve the visibility of Memorial's research in the global arena, and will help our students and faculty to build impressive, lasting digital portfolios.
The Health Sciences Library and the Faculty of Medicine have recently implemented an open access Health Research Repository.
Memorial Libraries are giving global exposure to valuable research collections with our Digital Archive.
Memorial Libraries and Graduate Studies are working together to make MUN Theses and Dissertations freely accessible online.
Use the library's free journals page to find open access journals or
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy requires that its funded investigators deposit their final peer-reviewed manuscripts in PubMed Central, NIH's online digital archive, for free public access within 12 months of journal publication. NIH also allows grant funds to be used to pay journal publication fees.
Learn More about Open Access
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research require that all research papers from its funded projects are freely accessible online within six months of publication and that bioinformatics, atomic, and molecular coordinate data be deposited into a public database immediately upon publication of research results.
Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has endorsed the principle of open access and is moving to increase awareness, pursue discussions with major stakeholders, and gradually incorporate open access provisions in research support programs.
Harvard University Unanimously Votes 'Yes' for Open Access
MIT faculty open access to their scholarly articles. MIT also pioneered the OpenCourseWare project offering free lecture notes, exams and other resources from more than 1,800 courses spanning the institute's entire curriculum. About a million students, self-learners, and educators from almost every country visit the site each month.
The Create Change website will help you understand the changing landscape and how it affects you and your research. It also offers practical ways to look out for your own interests as a researcher.
The Open Access Directory is a huge compendium of all things Open Access.
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) maintains a site for those interested in pursuing open access publication or advocating for open access to others in the academic community, to grant-making institutions, or even to bodies of government.
September 09, 2010
Open Access at Memorial University
by Lisa Goddard
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada License
Based on a work at www.library.mun.ca