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Publishing Support

Libraries interact directly with publishers and the broader scholarly publishing community and have much to convey in terms of discovery and dissemination strategies for research. York University Libraries provide support and infrastructure for scholarly production and dissemination. At the production end, we offer open access publishing support, research data management assistance, and a free online journal hosting service called York Digital Journals. Limited financial aid in support of open access publishing is offered via an Open Access Author Fund, and YorkSpace, York University's institutional repository supports an alternate route to open access which involves placing a copy of your published work (subject to publisher policy) in an open access repository.

Making one’s publications accessible is a function of a number of factors, including addressing barriers to access (open access publishing), considering copyright, leveraging technological infrastructure to maximize visibility, and publishing in venues that are recognized and visible to one’s target readership. The links below address these areas, integrating how the infrastructure described above advances strategies for navigating the landscape.

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York University Libraries have directed a small portion of their collections budget in support of an open access author fund to cover author processing charges for York researchers who wish to publish their work in open access journals. Once the annual allocation has been expended, no further requests can be considered until the following fiscal year.

Institutional Repository (YorkSpace)

YorkSpace is York University’s Institutional Repository. It functions as an open access library of digital objects. Each submission must be accompanied by a digital object that can be made available to the York and global scholarly community permanently without access restrictions. YorkSpace hosts a variety of scholarly outputs including faculty papers, award winning student papers, Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), and conference proceedings.

York Digital Journals

York University Libraries provide an electronic journal hosting service for York-affiliated journals. This service is called York Digital Journals (YDJ). Over 35 scholarly journals are currently hosted by the platform. Some of the YDJ hosted faculty-led journals feature the peer-reviewed work of graduate and undergraduate students.

Research Data Management

Have questions about what to do with your research data? Working on a research data management plan for a grant? Check out the Research Data Management website.

Scholars Portal Dataverse Network

The Scholars Portal Dataverse network is a repository for research data collected by individuals and organizations associated with Ontario universities. The Dataverse platform makes it easy for researchers to deposit data, create appropriate metadata, and version documents as you work. Access to data and supporting documentation can be controlled down to the file level, and researchers can choose to make content available publicly, only to select individuals, or to keep it completely locked. All data is hosted on Canadian servers, in a secure environment that conforms to industry best practices for maintaining data integrity and longevity.

Research Visibility

Have questions about research impact indicators? Want to learn more about the tools available to track the reach and impact of your work? Consult our Research Metrics website for more information.