Open Access

Open Access refers to free, immediate online access to published research. This evolution in scholarly publishing is transforming how research and inquiry are conducted.

Library Support for Open Access

Brock Digital Repository

Publicly accessible online archive showcasing and preserving the Brock community’s scholarly output as well as items from the Library’s Special Collections and Archives

Brock Digital Repository Policy and Procedures

OA Publishing Fund and publisher memberships

The Library has made $15,000 available to assist researchers who want their work published in an Open Access journal. Article-processing fees are also discounted/covered for publishers including MDPI, Hindawi, Open Library of the Humanities, SAGE, and NRC Press.

Scholarly Journals at Brock

The Library supports several Open Access, peer-reviewed scholarly journals

Open Access Week

The James A. Gibson Library has led campus celebrations of Open Access Week since 2010 to raise awareness about Open Access

Library Open Access Policy

Brock University librarians strive to share their scholarship openly by depositing their work in the Brock Digital Repository, publishing in Open Access journals and advocating for open publishing in their work as editors, reviewers and authors.

Open Access platforms

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Contact Elizabeth Yates, Scholarly Communication Librarian