Establishing a Researcher Profile (e.g. ORCiD) will ensure that you get credit for your published work, making it easy to track the impact your research is having on the world.
Retain your author rights by including an addendum to your publisher agreements. The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy provide guidance on writing an addendum:
[Journal] acknowledges that the researcher will be entitled to archive an electronic copy of the final, peer-reviewed manuscript for inclusion in (name of repository). Manuscripts archived with (name of repository) may be made freely available to the public, via the internet, within twelve months of the official date of final publication in the journal.
The world of publishing is evolving in many ways. Learn more about open access journals, your rights as an author, trends in open access publishing and how the library can assist you to meet Tri-Agency publishing requirements.
Author Fee Agreements
Some open access journals charge authors a publishing fee. Many non-open access journals also make page or author charges in addition to subscription charges to readers. The Tri-Agency Open Access Policy identifies the cost of publishing as an eligible expense under the Use of Grant Funds.
Use Sherpa Juliet to find more info about research funders’ open access policies.
McMaster University does not offer grants for Article/Author Processing Charges (APCs). However, researchers at McMaster are currently eligible for the following open access publishing discounts as a benefit of subscriptions paid for by McMaster University Libraries:
Open Access Publishing Discounts
|ACS||25% discount on ACS Author Choice Open Access services|
|Microbiology Society||full discount on society journals|
|NRC Research Press||50% CRKN member discount||
fees covered in 900 ‘SAGE Choice’ hybrid journals, as of January 1, 2021 for CRKN members
|Taylor & Francis||25% CRKN member discount in Open Select journals||
Claim one of 10 SynOpen vouchers
|Cambridge University Press||20% CRKN member discount||
Some granting agencies allow author costs as an eligible expense. Grant opportunities and their related policies can be accessed through the following websites:
Use of copyrighted materials in your teaching, learning and research activities (including theses, presentations, and manuscripts) are governed by a combination of the Copyright Act and licensing agreements with publishers.
Licenses signed by the library with various publishers supersede the Copyright Act allowances. Please contact the Health Sciences Library for guidance and clearance to use materials from our electronic collection.
For more information on the Canadian Copyright Act please visit Copyright - McMaster University.