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LIBRARY SUPPORT FOR RESEARCHERS
Open access (OA) refers to freely available, online information. Open access scholarly literature (journal articles and books) is accessible to everyone, with no access fees.
Open access (OA) publishing involves making scholarly literature (typically articles) freely available online by depositing the publication (often pre-prints) in an institutional repository (e.g. MSpace) or by paying a commercial journal provider (e.g. Taylor & Francis) a fee to have them make your article freely available.
How do the Libraries support Open Access?
Upload your research publication to the University of Manitoba's Institutional Repository, MSpace.
OA Fee Discounts
Some publishers will waive article processing charges while other publishers offer discounts.
Open Access Consultation
Arrange to meet with a Librarian for assistance with Open Access research and publications.
Open Access Guide
Review our Guide on Open Access to learn more.