Open Access for Journal Publications Guide

According to the Tri-Agency's Open Access Policy, it is the grant recipients' responsibility to "ensure that any peer-reviewed journal publications arising from Agency-supported research are freely accessible within 12 months of publication". This policy applies to all grants awarded in whole or in part by CIHR January 1, 2008 and onward, or by NSERC and SSHRC May 1, 2015 and onward.

CRCF has produced a step-by-step guide (see below) to help researchers to navigate the paths to open access. 

Open Access Guide