What is Western’s OA policy?
Members of the University community commit to openly share the products of research and scholarship. To do so, University community members agree to publish in open access publications and/or deposit scholarly work in Western’s OA institutional repository, Scholarship@Western, or in a disciplinary archive as early as possible, ideally sometime between the date of acceptance and the date of publication. If applicable, access to the file in question can be suppressed for a period of time in order to meet publisher, patenting or granting body requirements.
University community members maintain full control of their intellectual property, and in some cases may not be able to, or may choose not to share their work in an OA repository. Individual members of the University community shall notify Western University through an online opt-out form to be made available by Western Libraries.