Documentation:Open UBC/Access/Get Started/How
There are several ways to make your research open: publish in an Open Access journal or book platform; archive a peer-reviewed version of your work in cIRcle or other Open Access repository; or pay a publisher article processing charges to remove access restrictions. Here are some options you can explore:
Publishing in a Journal
- Find an Open Access journal for your publication
- Open Journal Systems (OJS) software is available to UBC faculty members who are editing or supporting Open Access electronic journals as well as recognized UBC student journals. Follow up with firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about setting up a journal of your own.
- UBC Library has institutional memberships and discounts with a variety of open access publishers and organizations, many which discounts on article submission costs for OA publishing.
Publishing in a Repository
- cIRcle is UBC’s open access institutional repository for published and unpublished material created by the UBC community and its partners. Its aim is to showcase and preserve UBC’s unique intellectual output by making content freely available to anyone, anywhere via the web.
- Publish your work in a subject specific Open Access Repository.
Publishing a Book
- BCcampus hosts a self-serve instance of Pressbooks, an open book publishing platform. All instructors and staff from post-secondary institutions in British Columbia and the Yukon have free access to this resource. UBC Library's Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office can help you get started.
For additional tools and guides for Open Access, go the Open Access Toolkits.