How is the Western OA Policy related to the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy? By complying with one, do I comply with the other?

The Western policy complements the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy, which requires that peer-reviewed journal articles from Agency funded research be deposited in an institutional or disciplinary repository and made openly available within 12 months of publication. To comply with the Tri-Agency policy, authors can publish open access in a journal, or deposit their final, peer-reviewed manuscript into an institutional or disciplinary repository that will make the manuscript freely accessible within 12 months of publication. 

Western scholars who comply with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy would at the same time be complying with the Western policy.

However, while sharing an open access pre-print copy of a scholarly work would fulfill the Western Open Access Policy, doing so would not comply with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy. Western scholars with obligations under the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy will therefore need to publish open access in a journal, or deposit their final, peer-reviewed manuscript (also known as a post-print or author accepted manuscript) into an open access repository to comply with both policies.
 

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