CALJ response: Tri-Council's Open Access policy

The Canadian Association of Leaned Journals (CALJ) welcomes the Tri-Council's Open Access policy. It affirms the societal benefit of public access to research across the entire spectrum of scholarship in science, social science, and the humanities. Scholars and researchers believe that public access to their self-directed inquiry, reported in a free and open manner without oversight and influence, is fundamental to the dynamic, democratic, pluralistic and forward-looking society that is Canada. At the same time, in setting a maximum embargo of 12 months across all disciplines, the Tri-Council policy creates a demand for compensatory policies and business models that will ensure continuing financial support for the processes surrounding the publication of research.