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Publishing Support

Publishing can be complex and the Library is here to help. We offer support through many aspects of the publishing cycle from beginning your research, to selecting journals for publication, to long-term preservation of your work.

E-Scholar is the Library’s digital repository of Ontario Tech research.

E-Scholar collects, preserves, and showcases the academic work of the Ontario Tech community, including faculty publications and graduate theses and dissertations.

Materials in E-Scholar are openly available to the world and discoverable through search engines such as Google Scholar.

Why deposit to e-scholar?

  1. Preserve your work using best practices for digital preservation.
  2. Comply with Tri-Agency funding requirements for Open Access publication
  3. Increase discoverability of your research through Google Scholar and other major search engines.
  4. Make your work accessible to others without expensive open access fees.

For more information about how to submit your work to E-Scholar, visit the E-Scholar Guide.

Open Access refers to scholarly research that is freely available online, without cost or most licensing restrictions. Open Access encourages the sharing of research broadly for the advancement of knowledge in society.

Tri-Agency research funding, including CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC grants, require that all funded research be available Open Access within 12 months of publication.

Find more information about how we support Open Access publishing models in our guide to Open Access at the Library.

Article Processing Charges Discount Programs 

Article Processing Charges (APCs) are fees charged by Gold open access journals and Hybrid journals. Most research grants factor publication costs into total funding, so take this cost into account if you are considering taking this route for open access publishing.

The Library does not directly pay for or subsidize APCs for open access publications. However, authors affiliated with Ontario Tech University can claim discounts with a small number of publishers through agreements, memberships and subscriptions paid for by the Library. To find out about these discount programs, go to the Article Processing Charges (APCs) page on the Open Access Guide. 


  • American Chemical Society
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Canadian Science Publishing (agricultural journals excepted)
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect
  • MDPI
  • PLOS Medicine
  • SAGE Choice and SAGE Gold
  • SPIE
  • Taylor & Francis Open Select

The Library provides journal hosting services through the Open Journal System (OJS). OJS is open source software that supports open publishing from submissions to online publication to indexing and statistics. 

For more details on journal hosting, please visit our page on Open Access Journal Hosting.

For information about how the Library can help you host your Open Journal, contact

Predatory publishing is profit-motivated publishing that has little or no peer review or editorial oversight. It includes journals, conferences and books. Predatory publishers often solicit contributors through aggressive direct marketing.
Avoid predatory publishing practices by reviewing the Library research guide. Don't hesitate to reach out to your subject librarian for assistance in evaluating publications.

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