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 as part of license agreements through CRKN.

American Chemical Society (ACS)

There is a $250 USD flat discount that can be applied upon submission of a manuscript. Authors must identify their institutional affiliation in order to qualify for the discount.

Cambridge University Press

There is a 20% discount on Gold or Hybrid Open Access journals. This discount is applied upon submission of manuscript authors must identify their institutional affiliation in order to qualify for the discount.

Canadian Scince Publishing

50% discount on all journals except agricultural journals (Canadian Journal of Agricultural Science, Canadian Journal of Soil Science, Canadian Journal of Plant Science). Discount is applied upon submission of manuscript. Authors must identify their institutional affiliation in order to qualify for the discount.

SAGE Open Access Portal

As part of the CRKN license agreement, Trent faculty are eligible for a 40% discount on the SAGE Article Processing Charge (APC), available for Gold Open Access journals. More information about how to request this discount can be found on the SAGE website.

Taylor & Francis

There is a 25% discount available for Open Select journals. To take advantage of the discount on T&F Open Select journals, an author can submit an article and choose the open access publishing option. When the APC is generated, authors can select their institution from the drop-down menu, and the discount will be automatically applied. The author can select a Creative Commons license to sign once they accept the quote.

Trent Library Contributions

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


Knowledge Unlatched

Open Book Publishers

  • Open Book Publishers is a leading Open Access publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the UK: a not-for-profit Social Enterprise run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research freely available to readers around the world. Benefits of membership for staff & students.

Open the Future (OfF)

  • OfF is an initiative from Central European Press (CEU). Trent is supporting OfF to provide access to a set of 50 books, which are available via ProjectMUSE and discoverable through OMNI.

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.