What is Open Access?

Position Statement on Open Access for University of Alberta Librarians

Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications

Open access is the practice of providing free and unrestricted online access to research publications and data.

You will find OA publications in these formats:

  • Journals make articles immediately available online
  • Authors self-archive articles in a subject-based repository (e.g. arXiv.org)
  • Authors self-archive articles in an institutional repository (e.g. ERA)