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Open Access: Academic Initiatives

This guide offers basic information on open access.

Open access supported by some prominent universities

The universities mentioned below adopted an open access policy. Here are the links to these universities' policies and information portals created for their communities: 

Institutional repositories

More and more universities have created institutional repositories for enabling access to their research community's publications. These repositories contain articles, theses, dissertations, technical reports, and other documents. A list of institutional repositories is presented in the Finding tab of this guide.

Open access in Canadian universities

Several Canadian universities have adopted policies encouraging their researchers to publish in open access. Some of these universities have even established a fund to support researchers in paying the fees charged by publishers to make their articles available in open access.

See also other interesting academic open access initiatives: