Library supports for open access publishing
Global celebrations of International Open Access Week from Oct. 23-29 are a good opportunity to highlight how the Library supports Brock researchers in achieving broad reach and deep impact for their publications.
Open Access refers to free, immediate online access to research and brings many benefits, including increased visibility for Brock research, higher citation rates and public access to publicly-funded research. Supporting open access has always been a key priority for the Library, which:
- Provides free hosting support for 12 open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journals operated by Brock researchers
- Disseminates Brock research globally via the open access Brock Digital Repository
- Invests in a wide range of open access platforms which benefit researchers and readers around the globe
- Participates in a growing number of read-and-publish agreements which allow Brock authors to publish for free, or at a discount, in journals which charge fees for full or hybrid open access publication
- Supports researchers in meeting the expectations of Brock University’s Open Access Policy