Why you should make your work open access

You've heard about open access, but what would make you as a researcher choose to publish in an open access journal or deposit your work into an open access repository? Here are some of the most important reasons.

Benefits of open access publishing :

  • Increased visibility, usage, and impact of your research
  • Retention of some or all of your copyrights
  • Fulfills FRQ and Tri-Agency grant requirements 
  • Contribution to societal good 
    • "Societal advancement is made possible through widespread and barrier-free access to cutting-edge research...Open access enables researchers to make their publications freely available to the domestic and international research community and to the public at large, thereby enhancing the use, application and impact of research results."  (Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications)

See also How to make your work open access

McGill Libraries support Open Access

McGill Library also supports several open access initiatives including:

McGill Libraries also support open access through its:

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