Open access refers to scholarly research and learning resources that are freely available without many or all of the usual copyright or licensing restrictions. The open movement encourages the unrestricted sharing of research and learning resources with everyone, everywhere, for the advancement and enjoyment of learning, culture, science and society. We are here to help faculty, staff, and students both contribute to and benefit from all things open. If you have questions about Open Access, feel free to contact Cara Bradley or Christina Winter.
The University of Regina Library supports open access publishing by providing:
Author fees, also known as Article Processing Charges (APCs), are a fee charged to authors by some academic journals or publishers to cover the costs associated with the publication of an article. The library has negotiated the following discounts on APCs as part of our license fees:
As of January 1, 2023, corresponding authors affiliated with CRKN participating members will be able to publish an unlimited number of articles as open access in the following five journals at no charge for the duration of the agreement January 01, 2023 to December 31, 2025:
1. Biochemistry and Cell Biology
2. Canadian Journal of Physics
3. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
5. Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering
Upon article submission to CSP using ScholarOne, authors will provide their institutional affiliation to determine eligibility and the APC is waived automatically for accepted papers in each of the five journals.
Canadian Science Publishing continues to offer a 25% APC discount for URegina-affiliated authors for all other journals not included in the open access pilot
University of Regina researchers are eligible for APC-free publishing in all Wiley hybrid journals during the term of the 2023-2024 agreement. Publishing Rights begin on January 15, 2023, in order to permit Wiley sufficient time to create and customize institutional accounts. Click here to see the title list of participating hybrid journals
Articles accepted for publication in Wiley’s gold journals are not eligible under this agreement. Authors will continue to be charged APCs for accepted articles in these journals.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the democratization of knowledge through Open Access, the University of Regina Librarians’ and Archivists’ Council (LAC) issued a new policy which came into effect March 1st, 2022.
Our original Open Access Resolution was published in 2011 and focused on publishing in Open Access journals, and making those publications available in oURspace. Since then, the Open landscape has expanded to include Open Research, Open Scholarship, Open Educational Resources, and Open Publishing; accordingly, our new policy is intended to reflect this growth and reaffirm our commitment to the principles of Open.
We hope that our new policy will encourage the campus community to join our librarians and archivists in making their work available through publishing articles in Open Access journals, making research data available in Open Data Repositories, and depositing their publications in our Open Access institutional repository, oURspace.
Additional support for Open Access is provided through our financial support for these Open Access initiatives: