In keeping with global trends on Open Access, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) are considering a policy that would require federally funded peer-reviewed journal publications to be made freely available within one year of publication. The draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy would harmonize open access requirements with that of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) Open Access Policy.
In recognition of the challenges and implications of a such a policy for a broad range of stakeholders, NSERC and SSHRC are currently calling for feedback on the draft policy from institutions, associations, organizations and individuals.
The draft policy is accessible until December 13, at which time the consultation period ends. Feedback may be sent electronically via email. For more information or to participate in this consultation, please consult NSERC’s Consultation on the draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy.