In 2015 Canada's major research granting agencies issued the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications which requires that all peer-reviewed journal publications resulting from funding by the Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) must be freely available online within 12 months of publication. ​

To comply with the Tri-Agency Policy, you must either:

OAgreen logoArchive the post-print or the published version in an institutional or subject repository. The MacOdrum Library can work with you or on your behalf to deposit your articles in CURVE, Carleton’s Research Repository.
OAgold logoPublish in an Open Access journal. Librarians and staff can help you identify high-impact scholarly open access (OA) journals, which are subject to the same rigorous peer review that subscription-based academic journals are.

Note: Currently, recipients of graduate scholarships and fellowships are not required to adhere to the policy, although the Agencies encourage open access to all research publications.

Choosing an OA Publication - Considerations Flowchart

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Choosing an OA Publication - Considerations Flowchart  text version available.
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