University of Alberta Libraries Publishing Support

Open Access Institutional Repository ERA (Education and Research Archive)

ERA promotes research discovery and digital preservation services in an open access environment. This service is recognized as an adoptive repository by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries.

Open Journal Systems (OJS)

The Libraries' OJS service provides a no-fee publishing option for open access journals and open access backfiles of journals that have ceased publication.

Identifying Appropriate Journals for Publication

Copyright Assistance

Need assistance with copyright issues? Contact the Copyright Office

Take-Down Requests from Publishers

Faculty may on occasion receive take-down requests from publishers regarding the sharing of final versions of research articles online on third-party websites. If this happens, please note that the Libraries offers a service to help faculty determine what versions of their articles are legally permitted for open sharing, and will also host these versions in ERA: Education and Research Archive. Faculty can obtain an ERA Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for these versions once deposited, and use these permanent links (on third-party websites or otherwise) to direct readers to their work. For more information / to request this service, email

For information about copyright and your publishing agreements, including upcoming workshops, contact the Copyright Office at

The University of Alberta Libraries also contributes to the following initiatives that support scholarly publishing: