Open access refers to free, unrestricted online access to content.
There are two main paths to open access:
- Publishing in an open access journal, which makes its contents freely and immediately available online. This is often referred to as gold open access, partly because some open access journals charge article processing fees to publish.
- Publishing in a subscription-based journal and then depositing a copy of the article in a subject or institutional repository, such as the Brock Digital Repository. This is called green open access and does not involve any fees.
Open Access Support
An online Open Access archive showcasing and preserving the Brock community’s scholarly output.
Add your work to the repository:
The Library has made $15,000 available to assist researchers who want to publish in an Open Access journal. Article-processing fees are also discounted/covered for publishers including MDPI, Open Library of the Humanities, SAGE, and NRC Press.
The Library supports several Open Access, peer-reviewed scholarly journals
The Library maintains a collection of open access databases that are freely available.