Publishing Support

Trent Librarians have expert knowledge about publishing practices and can provide advice and strategies when considering which journal to publish in. Contact us at to learn more about how we can assist your publishing and knowledge mobilization efforts.

In addition, we offer the following specific publishing support:

The Trent Library hosts its own Open Journal System (OJS), an open-source publishing platform that allows Trent faculty to create and host an open-access journal. Trent provides server space, help with set-up, and management support.

If you are interested in creating or relocating an open-source publication, please contact [email].

Trent University Library recognizes the critical role of open access publishing in improving the dissemination and impact of research. Our commitment to OA is reflected in our active participation in both provincial and federal consortia, including the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). Through these partnerships, we strive to support the Trent community in navigating the OA publishing landscape, offering resources and discounts to facilitate the process.

Author Processing Charge (APC) Discounts

By actively participating in publisher agreements negotiated by the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), the Library empowers Trent-affiliated researchers to leverage a number of APC discounts. Details and instructions on accessing these benefits can be found in the Library’s Open Access Publishing Guide.

Trent Library Contributions to OA Initiatives

TULA supports a variety of OA initiatives through monograph purchases and subscriptions in order to expand access to scholarly resources.


  • Knowledge Unlatched: an initiative that aims to make scholarly content, including university textbooks and journals, freely accessible to readers around the world, contributing to the affordability of higher education and the inclusion of diverse perspectives.
  • Open Book Publishers: a leading independent open access publisher of academic research in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the UK, providing free access to high-quality research to readers worldwide with no Book Processing Charges for authors.
  • Open the Future (OfF): a collective subscription model for libraries, providing access to a wide range of publications in history, politics, gender studies, and other disciplines from the Central and Eastern European region.

Annual Subscriptions

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): a comprehensive index of open access journals from around the world, dedicated to ensuring that high-quality content is freely available online for everyone.
  • SCOAP3: an international initiative that aims to convert the literature of the field of high-energy physics to open access.
  • BioOne: a platform that hosts over 350 journals and eBooks covering biological, ecological, and environmental sciences, including works related to the biology of amphibians, reptiles, marine mammals, and birds.
  • Héritage: a 10-year initiative to digitize and make accessible online some of Canada’s most popular archival collections, encompassing roughly 40 million pages of primary-source documents. It chronicles the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s, making it a valuable resource for Canadian historians, students, and genealogists.

Our Digital Collections platform serves as a digital and institutional repository for the university community. The collections cover a wide range of materials, including faculty publications, graduate theses, archival and University heritage collections, and media.