University of Alberta Libraries have announced that they are offering open access e-journal hosting services to any Canadian scholarly journal. University of Alberta has offered the free service for eight years to publications with an editorial affiliation or strong historical link to the university. By opening the service to all academic journals in Canada, the university hopes to encourage more journals to move to open access, making their material widely accessible to researchers, students, and the public.
Gerald Beasley, vice-provost and chief librarian at University of Alberta, said, “As the national landscape for scholarly communication shifts away from subscriber-driven business models, we believe it is the right time to expand our capacity and extend the offer of our existing infrastructure to all academic journals based in Canada.”
For more details, see the December 12, 2014, University of Alberta news article, “UAlberta Opens Access to Published Research in Canada.”