Open Access

There are several services available at the University of Toronto to support open access initiatives. To see a complete list of services and to learn more about open access, please visit the UofT Libraries Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office, (SCCO) where you will find current information on services and contact information for extra help. Here are a few open access facts that are relevant for researchers in dentistry:

Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications 

Grant recipients of the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) should familiarize themselves with the Try-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications.  

You can find more information on the UofT Libraries' page  on the policy.

Dentistry Journals 

Please check this link for a list of dentistry journals and a brief summary of their copyright policies and self-archiving rights. In this list you can view which journal has open access availability. It is based on SHERPA/RoMEO colour code:

  • Green means you can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF;
  • Blue means you can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) or publisher's version/PDF;
  • Yellow means you can can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing);
  • White means archiving not formally supported.

To learn more about publisher copyright policies and self-archiving, visit the SHERPA/RoMEO website or contact your Dentistry Librarian.

To find out your Researcher Funders' open access policies, visit here