Article Processing Charges (APCs) are fees charged to authors by some open access journals to cover the costs of editing and publishing.
Trent University Library & Archives invests in open access licences negotiated by the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), which alllow Trent researchers to publish open access journal articles for a reduced fee, or in some cases for free.
|American Chemical Society (ACS)||$250 USD on hybrid journals|
|Cambridge University Press||100% discount on hybrid and gold journals|
|Canadian Science Publishers||
100% discount on 5 specific journals titles
25% discount on hybrid journals
|Elsevier Science Direct||20% discount on most hybrid and gold journals|
100% discount on hybrid journals
40% discount on most gold journals
|Taylor & Francis||25% discount on hybrid journals|
|Wiley||100% discount on hybrid journals|
"Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment." Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), 2022.
Open Access (OA)...
"Open science is the practice of making scientific inputs, outputs and processes freely available to all with minimal restrictions. Scientific research outputs include (i) peer- reviewed science articles and publications, (ii) scientific and research data and (iii) public contribution to and dialogue about science. Open Science is enabled by people, technology and infrastructure. It is practiced in full respect of privacy, security, ethical considerations and appropriate intellectual property protection."
Paquet, V., van Bellen, S. & Larivière, V. (2022). Measuring the prevalence of open access in Canada: A national comparison. The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 45(1), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.5206/cjilsrcsib.v45i1.14149
For more examples see this list of disciplinary repositories maintained by the Open Access Directory.
Webinar: Open Access: Why You Should Care, Trent University Library and Archives (TULA), November 16, 2022.