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Open Access and Chemical Journals

This guide serves as a pathfinder for information about publishing open access articles with major chemical journal publishers

Getting Started

Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications

Research funded by the Tri-Agencies (NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC) should be published in open access journals or deposited in institutional or disciplinary repositories. This policy applies to all grants awarded May 1, 2015 and onward. Click the link for the detailed information. Related webinar: Information Session on the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications (June 2015).

Western Libraries' Support for Open Access

Scholarship@Western: Western's institutional repository. You can put your final submission version of a paper (or the journal pdf) into this repository, which is allowed by many journals - sometimes embargoed for a period of time. 

ACS OA Publishing Discount: Western has subscribed to the All Editions ACS Journal Package. So, there is a discount applied to Western's researchers OA publishing with ACS journals. Check this document for the detailed pricing information.