Canadian Tri-Agency Open Access Policy

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada have adopted a harmonized open access policy.

Here's an excerpt from the FAQ:

The Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications requires that peer-reviewed journal publications resulting from Tri-Agency (NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR) grants be freely accessible online within 12 months of publication.

Grant recipients may comply with the policy through one of the following routes:

  • Grant recipients archive the final peer-reviewed full-text manuscript in an online repository where it will be freely accessible within 12 months (e.g., institutional repository or discipline-based repository). It is the responsibility of the grant recipient to determine which publishers allow authors to retain copyright and/or allow authors to archive journal publications in accordance with funding agency policies.
  • Grant recipients can publish in a journal that offers open access or that offers open access on its website within 12 months.

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Author: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.