York University Libraries provide support and infrastructure for scholarly production and dissemination. At the production end, we offer research data management consultations with our Digital Assets Librarian and a free online journal hosting service called York Digital Journals. Limited financial aid in support of open access publishing is offered via the Open Access Author Fund, and YorkSpace 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.
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. Please apply as early as possible as once the annual allocation has been expended, no further requests can be considered until the following fiscal year.
- Policies governing the York University Libraries Open Access Author Fund
- Application form
- Research funded by the York University Libraries Open Access Author Fund
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 guide.
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.
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 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.
The York University Scholarly Communications initiative organizes events and speaking engagements to promote discussion around scholarly communications topics such as open access, copyright, peer review, and scholarly impact.