Supporting open access research: three new agreements | Library | University of Waterloo

“The Library has signed three new agreements to cover article processing charges (APCs) for open access (OA) articles published by Waterloo researchers between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2023 with Sage, PLOS Medicine and Biology, and Cogitatio Press.

Here is what this means for Waterloo researchers:


APCs are covered by the Library when you publish open access in over 900 Sage Choice journals
There is also a 40% discount on APCs on over 130 Sage Gold Open Access Journals (these journals are fully OA)

PLOS Medicine and Biology

APCs are covered by the Library when you publish in PLOS Medicine or PLOS Biology

Cogitatio Press

APCs are covered by the Library when you publish in any Cogitatio Press Journal …”

Librarian, Copyright and Licensing, University of Waterloo

“The Copyright and Licensing Librarian is the primary coordinator and campus consultant on issues that span copyright risks and accountabilities as well as information resources’ licenses and contracts. This campus role serves as a key educator on copyright and licensing issues; provides expert assessment and analysis concerning licensing and copyright issues, such as information resource usage rights; supports risk management and compliance.


As an educator and instructor, the Copyright and Licensing Librarian provides support for information sessions and educational activities by:


  • Developing, organizing, and delivering seminars, programs, modules, and workshops to educate faculty, students, and other campus partners about copyright, author’s rights, and licensing issues and practices 
  • Liaising with campus partners to develop and promote community engagement tools
  • Providing campus wide education on Open Access and Open Education Resources and strategies, e.g. collaborating on the coordination of local Open Access Week events.”