New Open Access Agreements for Western’s Researchers

“Good news! Researchers at Western who want to make their work open access can now benefit from new agreements with three major publishers that offer new discounts and waivers for open access journal Article Processing Charges (APCs). These agreements with SAGE, PLOS, and Elsevier were negotiated by the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) on behalf of researchers at CRKN member institutions.

The agreement with SAGE means that Western-affiliated authors who publish in over 900 SAGE journals will have their work made openly available to the public without paying APCs. This applies to all SAGE journals that operate on the hybrid subscription/OA model (some exceptions apply). There is also a 40% discount on APCs for journals published on the gold OA model (entirely funded by APCs)….”

Open Access – Western Libraries – Western University

Undated, but apparently summer of 2018.

“Open Access is the barrier-free, immediate availability of research outputs coupled with the rights to fully use and build upon these outputs. Open access works are available at no cost to all readers, and are licensed to allow users to retain, reuse, revise, redistribute, or remix the work without seeking permission.

At Western Libraries we support open culture and partner with researchers in identifying open avenues for disseminating research into the global knowledge base. Our support for Open Access is rooted in our commitment to:

Increase the visibility and impact of Western University research on a national and global scale.
Facilitate equitable access to scholarly materials for the betterment of society, regardless of location, affiliation, or status.
Enable interdisciplinary research collaboration.
Create opportunities for innovative scholarship through sharing and reuse of research outputs.
Make publicly funded research available to communities beyond the Academy….”

Open Access – Western Libraries – Western University

Undated, but apparently summer of 2018.

“Open Access is the barrier-free, immediate availability of research outputs coupled with the rights to fully use and build upon these outputs. Open access works are available at no cost to all readers, and are licensed to allow users to retain, reuse, revise, redistribute, or remix the work without seeking permission.

At Western Libraries we support open culture and partner with researchers in identifying open avenues for disseminating research into the global knowledge base. Our support for Open Access is rooted in our commitment to:

Increase the visibility and impact of Western University research on a national and global scale.
Facilitate equitable access to scholarly materials for the betterment of society, regardless of location, affiliation, or status.
Enable interdisciplinary research collaboration.
Create opportunities for innovative scholarship through sharing and reuse of research outputs.
Make publicly funded research available to communities beyond the Academy….”