Open Access Week is Oct. 19-25

In honour of Open Access Week 2020, the U of T Scarborough Library will be available with dedicated, just-in-time support for submissions to the U of T institutional repository (TSpace), and for help with grant, publishing and open licensing of your research. 

The Library can help you understand what research is eligible for submission into TSpace, and even do the work for you! Access immediate help by joining us at the following drop-in sessions: 

Already an Open Access expert? Test your Open Access knowledge by participating in Oct. 19-23  trivia via the UTSC Library's Twitter account

These events are part of upOA, a UTSC-specific initiative that seeks to better understand the research output of UTSC scholars and to promote open research and scholarship. 

Other tri-campus Open Access Week and publishing events

  • 5-day Getting Published Challenge
    • Each day over Open Access Week, this asynchronous course will prompt participants to complete short, practical daily challenges which together will form a publication plan for their research and build their knowledge of scholarly publishing. Participants who complete these activities over all five days will be entered to win a prize (a $50 gift certificate from the U of T Bookstore)! Register to receive daily emails with links to the day’s challenge and be entered into the Prize Draw.
    • Questions: Please contact Graeme Slaght, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Outreach Librarian at
  • Writing and Publishing a Research Article, online Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) workshop, October 22, 9am-12pm, Speaker: Mary Silcox, UTSC Vice-Dean Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (with Sarah Forbes, UTSC Scholarly Communications Librarian)
    • This workshop enables graduate students to become better prepared for each stage of the academic publication process. The workshop blends presentations and brief videos on these key aspects of writing and publishing a research article. In addition, participants will be able to ask questions about their own writing projects and will have further opportunity to receive feedback on one of their drafts.
    • More information and register for the worskhop
    • Questions: Please contact Greg Sharzer, Graduate Student Support Coordinator, CTL at
  • TSPACE – UofT’s Repository for your Research, online workshop, Thursday, October 22, 2020, 3-4pm 

About TSpace

All U of T affiliated researchers and graduate students have access to deposit in TSpace, a free and secure research repository established by University of Toronto Libraries to disseminate and preserve the scholarly record of the University of Toronto community. All items in TSpace are openly accessible, either immediately or after publisher's embargo period and are given a permanent identifier. 


*Publisher copyright policies are more likely to permit the deposit of an author accepted manuscript rather than the final article version. An accepted manuscript, also known as a post-print or pre-proof, is a version that has been peer-reviewed with revisions made by the author, but has not been copy-edited, formatted, and does not bear identifying information from the journal.