Scholarly Communication

Institutional Repository

Scholarship@Western is an institutional repository which preserves materials created or sponsored by the Western community, from digitized special collections to published articles. Brescia University College has its own collection within the institutional repository. For Tri-Agency grant recipients, depositing a final, peer-reviewed manuscript in Scholarship@Western fulfills your obligations under the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications.

Author Rights

What rights do you retain when you sign a publishing agreement? Retain the rights to distribute copies of your work to your students, to archive the article in an institutional repository, and more by using the SPARC Canadian Author Addendum.

Open Access Resources

OpenDOAR – Search for academic open access repositories

SHERPA/JULIET – Search for research funders’ open access policies

SHERPA/ROMEO – Search for the permissions that individual journals and publishers grant in copyright transfer agreements

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For additional information about scholarly communication, including research impact and research data management, please visit Western Libraries’ scholarly publishing site.