Open Access and the ASPP
In October 2013, the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences embarked on a multi-year project to develop an Open Access policy for the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP). The initial phase focused on research and information gathering, including a scan of international and Canadian policy and practice, and informal discussions with several groups from Canada and around the world. Out of this process, the Federation developed a draft policy position for consultation, based on the following principles:
- The Federation supports Open Access; and
- A dynamic Canadian scholarly publishing sector continues to be of utmost importance to the dissemination of Canadian research.
The Federation’s draft policy for the ASPP is:
- The ASPP will actively support Open Access publishing of ASPP-funded books.
Download the following documents prepared by the Federation:
- Open Access and the ASPP: Draft Policy Position (PDF)
- Open Access and the ASPP: Appendix – Report on International Policy and Practice on Open Access for Monographs (PDF)
The Federation sought input on this draft policy for the ASPP between May and September 2014. A public event was held at the Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences on Sunday, May 25. Following this event, the Federation launched an online consultation. The consultation closed on September 18, 2020.
The Federation will now consider the feedback it received and finalize the policy, which will be announced in early 2015.
Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 613-238-6112 ext 350.
Responses received via email | Les réponses reçues par courriel:
- Response from Association of Canadian University Presses | Réponse de l'Association des presses universitaires canadiennes (PDF, 2014-06-11, English version)
- Réponse de l'Association des presses universitaires canadiennes | Response from Association of Canadian University Presses (PDF, 2014-06-11, version française)
- Response from CLACSO-Latin American Council of Social Sciences (PDF, 2020-06-20)
- Response from ACP Higher Education Committee (PDF, 2020-08-20)
- Response from the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) (PDF, 2020-09-12)
- Réponse de Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal (PDF, 2020-09-15)
- Response from Fernwood Publishing (PDF, 2020-09-17)
- Response from the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) (PDF, 2020-09-17)
- Response from Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) (PDF, 2020-09-18)
- Response from Concordia University (PDF, 2020-09-18)
- Response from Jean-Claude Guédon (PDF, 2020-09-18)
- Réponse de l'l’Association science et bien commun (PDF, 2020-09-18)
- Reponse from the University of Toronto Libraries (PDF, 2020-09-18)