Open Access

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE) is committed to making its research and scholarship widely and publicly available by disseminating and making it available to scholars, educators, policymakers, and the public.

To this end, OISE's Faculty Council passed its OISE/UT Open Access Policy Statement (PDF), which encourages faculty to make the results of their research readily and openly accessible. OISE's Faculty Council unanimously adopted the policy in March, 2012 after extensive consultations within the OISE community.

OISE faculty members are disseminating and preserving their research via channels such as the University of Toronto's T-Space repository and open access journals. OISE's graduate students are also driven to make their work widely and publicly available. The OISE Graduate Student Association is sharing their research through an open access journal, Critical Intersections in Education.

The University of Toronto Libraries offers U of T researchers access to institutional memberships to a variety of open access journals and organizations. These memberships offer discounts on publications charges or may waive article processing charges (APC) to researchers at the Univesrsity of Toronto. See Open Access Publisher Discounts for additional information.

For more information about how Open Access impacts you, please contact Monique Flaccavento or the University of Toronto Libraries' Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office. You might also want to consult the OISE Library's Open Access & Education Research online guides.