Open Access at UOP
UOP is proud to support the open access movement and promote free and unrestricted access to scholarly research.
In December 2009, the University of Ottawa announced its open access (OA) program and its commitment to support UOP in the publishing of open access books. The University of Ottawa Library developed an institutional repository and OA programs, while UOP developed green and gold programs based on the principles of the Budapest Open Access Initiative. Today, the University of Ottawa’s open access initiatives are thriving.
UOP’s open access collection, funded by the University of Ottawa Library, consists of over 60 freely accessible eBooks, including both backlist and frontlist titles.
UOP is currently one of only a few Canadian university presses to have embraced open access. OA, and especially open access of monographs, is increasingly becoming an integral part of the Canadian scholarly publishing landscape, in keeping with the worldwide movement for open access to academic research.