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Research Services: Open Access




Open Access

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 thesis, or research publication to the University of Manitoba's Institutional Repository, MSpace.

MSpace GuideGo Directly to MSpace

OA Fee Discounts

Some publishers will waive article processing charges while other publishers offer discounts.


Navigating the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy

Learn more about the Canadian Tri-Agency OA Policy.


Open Access Consultation

Arrange to meet with a Librarian for assistance with Open Access research and publications.