PUO-UOP is proud to support sustainable, free, access to scholarly research when financially sustainable.
In December 2009, the University of Ottawa announced its support for the Budapest Open Access Initiative and launched an open access (OA) program, which included a commitment to support PUO-UOP in the publishing of open access books, while the University of Ottawa Library developed an institutional repository and open access programs.
As former University of Ottawa President and Vice-Chancellor Allan Rock wrote: “I am proud that our university is the first one in the country to introduce a comprehensive open access program. Canada’s university has become Canada’s Open Access University.”
PUO-UOP Open access collection
The PUO-UOP open access collection comprises more than 100 freely accessible eBooks, including both backlist and frontlist titles. Our open access publications are available to read online or download free of charge in PDF format.
The OA-PDF files of new releases available in open access are available upon publication.
While OA-PDF files are convenient, you may also wish to purchase a print copy or ePub copy on our online store or from your favourite bookstores.
Copyright, permissions and licences
Open access titles published since 2014 are licenced based on a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives) licence.
Under the Creative Commons licence, you can:
- read and store this document free of charge;
- distribute it for personal use free of charge;
- print sections of the work for personal use;
- read or perform parts of the work in a context where no financial transactions take place.
Under the Creative Commons licence, you may not:
- gain financially from the work in any way;
- sell the work or seek monies in relation to the distribution of the work;
- use the work in any commercial activity of any kind;
- profit a third party indirectly via use or distribution of the work;
- distribute in or through a commercial body (with the exception of academic usage within educational institutions such as schools and universities);
- reproduce, distribute, or store the cover image outside of its function as a cover of this work;
- alter or build on the work outside of normal academic scholarship.
Cover Art: The artwork on the cover of this book is not open access and falls under traditional copyright provisions; it cannot be reproduced in any way without written permission of the artists and their agents. The cover can be displayed as a complete cover image for the purposes of publicizing this work, but the artwork cannot be extracted from the context of the cover of this specific work without breaching the artist’s copyright.
PUO-UOP acknowledges the wording around open access used by Australian publisher, re.press, and the University of Calgary Press and thank them for giving us permission to adapt their wording to our policy http://www.re-press.org
Open access partners
- Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities
- Budapest Open Access Initiative
- Open Access: Frequently Asked Questions (July 2015)
- Celebrating Canada’s open access “tipping point” (April 2015)
- Open Access and the ASPP (April 2015)
- Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications (February 2015)
- Open Access at the University of Ottawa – Strategy Review (January 2015)
- Open Access and the Humanities, Martin Paul Eve, Cambridge University Press (November 2014)
- Le libre accès en cavale à l’Université d’Ottawa (October 2014)
- Open Access Week: Blog series (October 2014)
- Allan Rock on Twitter (October 2014)
- Five years of Open Access at uOttawa (October 2014)
- Five years of Open Access at uOttawa: defying the conventional model of academic publishing (October 2014)
- Open Access Week (October 2014)
- Monograph Publishing in an Open Access Context – A Review for the Association of Canadian University Presses (January 2014)
- Ten years on from the Budapest Open Access Initiative: setting the default to open (September 2012)
- At the forefront of open access research (August 2010)
- Open and Shut? University of Ottawa Press launches OA book initiative (August 2010)
- University of Ottawa Press Launches Open Access Collection (July 2010)
- University of Ottawa Press launches innovative open access collection (July 2010)
- University of Ottawa first to embrace Open Access (University Affairs, March 2010)
- Open Access Program at University of Ottawa (DigitalScholarly, Western Libraries, December 2009)
- University of Ottawa launches open access program (UVic, December 2009)
- University of Ottawa launches open access program, Techvibes (December 2009)
- University of Ottawa launches open access program, Scholarly Communications Initiative, York University, December 2009)
- University of Ottawa among North American leaders as it launches open access program (December 2009)