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 repository 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 may opt out of this policy using the form on the Western Libraries website (to come).
For more information, see How do I comply with Western’s OA policy?