eScholarship@McGill is a digital repository that stores and showcases the publications and theses of McGill University faculty, researchers, and students. The repository exists in an online, open-access environment, making it easy for researchers all over the world to find and access the University’s published research output.
All scholarly works authored by faculty and students can be deposited in the digital repository. eScholarship@McGill includes full text documents of research articles, electronic theses, working papers, conference papers, books, and research reports.
eScholarship@McGill is maintained by McGill Library, which deposits digital research in the repository and manages the preservation of content over time.
The Library is committed to maximizing the research impact of the McGill community and supporting the principles of the scholarly open-access movement. One of the experts on open access, Peter Suber, has written an excellent overview.
McGill Library is a member of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), which supports the implementation of institutional repositories by Canadian research libraries in order to ensure and maintain Canada’s position at the leading edge of innovation in scholarly publishing. The Library is also a member of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition), part of ARL (Association of Research Libraries).
eScholarship@McGill ensures that your research is:
- visible on the Internet
- able to be found using major search engines and cross-repository harvesters
- full-text searchable
- easily accessible to students and peers
- cited more frequently because of easier resource discovery
- receiving the widest possible dissemination to increase its impact
- satisfying any open access publishing requirements of funding agencies
- preserved for the future
Send us your CV or list of publications. We will review your publications and let you know which of your publications can be made open and how.
Email escholarship.library [AT] mcgill.ca
To read the full policy statement and guidelines on deposit, please review escholarship policy as of March 2020
Research publications (e.g. articles, books etc.)
Papers that have been previously published (in commercial or society journals) must have copyright permissions verified. The Library assists in determining the rights of authors to republish papers in eScholarship@McGill.
Publisher copyright and self-archiving policies can be found at SHERPA/RoMEO.
It is possible for authors to retain important rights regarding their journal articles before signing publisher agreements. Information about modifying publishers' copyright transfer agreements, or author addenda, can be found at in our Author Rights guide.
See also our Frequently-Asked Questions for additional information.
Thesis authors sign a non-exclusive license that permits their work to be deposited in eScholarship@McGill and Library and Archives Canada Theses portal. Note: You retain copyright of your thesis. Read the license agreement on the Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies website.