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Open Access

Open-access literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder.

—Peter Suber, A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access

Open Access Week

October 21 – 27, 2024

Stay tuned for updates regarding this year's Open Access Week. Take advantage of workshops that happen all year round:

Events, workshops and more

Photo Credits (CC BY 4.0): Idowu Adegbilero-Iwari (top left), Teresa Sousa (top right), Hanne Pearce (center right), Katarina Lovrecic (bottom right), Jane (bottom left), photo by Hanne Pearce of art by Justin Pritchard and Devaki Joshi (center left)

Funding agencies and Open Access

Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) and Tri-Agency policies

More about funding policies >

Support for Open Access publishing at Concordia

Spectrum, choosing journals, article-processing charges, memberships, discounts and authors' rights

Find the right support >

Finding Open Access content

Search engines, repositories and directories

Where to find OA content >

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