What is open access?

Open Access is the free, immediate online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these results—to turn ideas into industries and breakthroughs into better lives."
- Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)

The Open Scholarship Committee is committed to helping members of the University of Waterloo community locate, publish, use, and reuse open access (OA) content.

We can help you: