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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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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.

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 information about how the Library can help you host your Open Journal, contact reference@ontariotechu.ca

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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