The University of Toronto supports open access in many ways, including through:
TSpace is a robust collection of digital holdings that showcase and preserve the work of scholars from the entire University of Toronto community, while simultaneously increasing the visibility of their research. The U of T Libraries have established this faculty space to support the dissemination of knowledge by the University community. This dissemination is already occurring at the graduate level as TSpace is holding the record for all U of T Masters and Doctoral theses.
Since TSpace ensures that your research will be assigned permanent URLs and receive priority indexing on search engines such as Google, faculty research will have a greater impact.
Once a faculty member creates an account, he or she is guided through a series of steps that ensure the submitted files are searchable, accurate, and subject to the license of his or her choosing. It is important to note that copyright is never transferred to TSpace.
For more information on how U of T’s Research Repository can help you publicize and preserve your research, read the TSpace brochure or contact us.
Journal Production Services
The purpose of Journal Production Services (JPS) is to assist University of Toronto's faculty during each stage of the publishing process, from submission through to online publication. JPS allows you to retain a great deal of control over your journals’ content and policies. You can create journals with your own policies, submission requirements, and website designs, simply by filling out form fields. All journals supported by the U of T library must make some of their articles openly accessible.
Editors can configure the editorial process of the journal, manage all online submissions, and install delayed open access options. The JPS site is also an excellent means of increasing the visibility and influence of faculty members’ open-access journals, as it permits any user to browse and search for specific content by journal, author, title, full-text, date, discipline, and keyword.
Visit the JPS site to see the collection of journals hosted by the University of Toronto Libraries.
If you are interested in publishing a journal, please read our Getting started with JPS guide or contact us.
Open Access Author Fund
The Open Access Author Fund, created by University of Toronto Libraries, to encourage and support those in the University of Toronto community who wish to make their scholarly work available via open access publishing who are required to pay an article processing fee in order to make this possible.
See if you are eligible and apply for the Open Access Author Fund.
Please note that although the University of Toronto Libraries does not currently hold memberships to Open Access journals or services such as BioMed Central, faculty members are encouraged to make their scholarly work available by means of open access publishing.
Digital Special Collections
Developed by University of Toronto Libraries in collaboration with university faculty and external partners, these fulltext digital collections cover a range of subjects and disciplines.
Open Access Week
University of Toronto Library hosts yearly events during the International Open Access Week to show support of the Open Access Movement.