Open Access


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Western’s Open Access Task Force Consultations

Open access (OA) refers to freely available, digital, online information. Open access scholarly literature is free of charge and often carries less restrictive copyright and licensing barriers than traditionally published works, for both the users and…


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List of Open-Access Music Journals

Matthew Franke, musicologist, maintains a List of Open-Access Music Journals (LOAMJ – a searchable database) “The LOAMJ contains peer-reviewed academic journals; the supplemental list contains several other resources, including the newsletters of scholarly societies, specialized…



Western Libraries Research Skills Workshops This Fall

Western Libraries is offering several workshops this fall that can help you better understand the scholarly publishing process, how to build and promote your scholarly identity, conduct a comprehensive systematic review, and make the most…


Research Western Conference, May 9-10: Registration Open

Registration is now open, and the full program posted, for the second biennial Research Western Conference. This series of collaborative workshops, seminars and presentations has been organized to help Western’s researchers and scholars kick their…


The Research Western Conference Returns

How can Research Western help support your research program? Find answers at The Research Western Conference May 9-10, 2019 Details and agenda to come. photo credit: inefekt69 Star Trails – Cape Naturaliste, Western Australia via…



Changes to SSHRC’s Aid to Scholarly Journals Funding Opportunity

After engaging with stakeholders on several occasions, SSHRC will implement new parameters for the Aid to Scholarly Journals (ASJ) funding opportunity in 2018 that demonstrate SSHRC’s commitment to the government’s Open Science agenda; including the…