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Open Access: Trent Library Support

The Trent University Library is committed to OA through the Library Archives Strategic Plan, 2014-2017.  We support OA scholarly publishing through our activities in the provincial consortium of Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and the federal Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). 

Incentives for Authors

The following select agreements offer incentives to Trent researchers for publishing OA articles in their journals.


Reduced Fee for Open Access

As part of the CRKN license agreement, Trent faculty are eligible for a 40% discount on the SAGE Article Processing Charge (APC), available for over 700 SAGE journals. Trent faculty who choose to make their articles freely available through SAGE Choice - Hybrid Gold Open Access journals must self-identify as being from a CRKN institution to get the discounted APC rate. More information about how to request this discount can be found on the SAGE website.

NRC Research Press

Reduced Fee for Open Access

  • As part of the 2014-2017 CRKN license agreement, Trent researchers are entitled to a reduced fee of CA$1,500 (a 50% discount) to make their article open access in one of the 17 NRC Research Press journals
  • NRC staff will identify Trent researchers during the article profing stage and notify authors.
  • In 2014, Trent researchers published nine citable articles in NRC Research Press journals.


Trent Library Contributions

The Trent University Library supports the following OA initiatives through monograph purchases and subscriptions:


Knowledge Unlatched

Annual Subscriptions

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

  • A service that provides a curated index of quality peer-reviewed journals.


  • Focus on select journals in the field of High-Energy Physics.
  • An international partnership of libraries, funding agencies and research centres that collects fees and pays commercial publishers (e.g. Elsevier, Institute of Physics) the costs involved in providing OA.
  • Articles are no cost to authors and available through the SCOAP3 repository.


  • A collaboration between librarians, scientific societies, and the private sector aimed at making high-impact peer-reviewed journals available at a reasonable cost.

Héritage Project

  • From, a long-term project to digitize select Canadian archival collections of primary source documents across a spectrum that includes:
    • genealogy,
    • aboriginal and military history,
    • government documents.
  • Makes documents available for all researchers.

Institutional Repository (IR)

Trent University Digital Collections

  • The results of scholarly research can be self-archived,
  • Links to Sherpa/RoMEO for journal copyright practices regarding self-archiving.