OA @ the U of R

The University of Regina’s Copyright program provides information that helps authors understand their rights and responsibilities in the context of current Canadian copyright law.

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research. A few journals are already hosted by the University of Regina’s OJS service.  For information about setting up an open access journal in OJS, contact carol.macdonald@uregina.ca.

Office of Research, Innovation and Partnership (ORIP) is the University of Regina’s research support, and they can provide guidance on open access requirements from Tri-Council and other funding agencies, and advice on agreements/contacts.

oURspace is the University of Regina’s institutional repository. Faculty, staff, and students can post copies of their research in the repository (after ensuring that they have retained the rights to do so) to gain wider exposure and to ensure that their work is available electronically in perpetuity. Deposit in oURspace or similar repositories is one method of complying with funder (i.e. Tri-Council) open access requirements.

Your subject liaison librarians are knowledgeable about both open access and the publishing options in your discipline. Contact your liaison librarian for advice/assistance.

University of Regina Press has published an open access book, Free Knowledge: Confronting the Commodification of Human Discovery.