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

An online archive showcasing and preserving the Brock community’s scholarly output as well as items from the Library’s Special Collections and Archives. Researchers can disseminate their work by depositing it in this Open Access repository, which provides free, immediate access to users while also allowing Brock scholars to track downloads and views of their scholarship.  For more information, see the repository’s policies and procedures.

Library staff can help you share your work via the Brock Digital Repository. Please complete the form below and upload a copy of your publication. Submissions will be reviewed for compliance with publisher copyright policies. SHERPA/RoMEO, a database of publishers’ copyright and open access policies, can help you determine which version of your article to share.

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

Open Access platforms

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Contact Elizabeth Yates, Scholarly Communication Librarian