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 a new open access journal, Critical Intersections in Education.

The University of Toronto Libraries has created an Open Access Author Fund to encourage and support those in the University of Toronto community who wish to make their scholarly work available via open access publishing and who are required to pay an article processing fee in order to make this possible.

For more information about how Open Access impacts you, please contact Michael Meth 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.