Published research has been traditionally accessed through print publications and/or subscription online databases. The new Tri-Council Open Access Policy seeks to ensure that any research funded through their agencies is also freely available online. To meet this requirement you can archive your papers in institutional or subject repositories (e.g. SSRN, Mendeley, ResearchGate, Academia etc.)
Learn more about Open Access publishing here.
Subject Repository: Social Science Research Network (SSRN) - Law Scholarship Network
What can I archive?
Publishers have different policies for archiving journal articles. Authors should be be aware of these general policies but also the opportunities to negotiate individual rights. The online database SHERPA/RoMEO provides the policies for many academic journals. A typical record looks like the example below of the Alberta Law Review.
|This summary is for the journal's default policies, and changes or exceptions can often be negotiated by authors.|
This journal is a white journal meaning it is highly restrictive. Authors cannot archive pre-review or post review drafts of their articles.
|These summaries are for the journal's default policies, and changes or exceptions can often be negotiated by authors.|
This journal is a green journal meaning they are very open to archiving. Authors can archive pre and post review drafts but for the publishers final PDF.
List of many North American Law Schools with full online repositories hosted through NELLCO:
Case Western Reserve
Loyola University Chicago
Maurice A. Deane Hofstra U
Roger Williams University
Santa Clara Law
St. John's University
University of Chicago
University of Connecticut
University of Georgia
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
Vermont Law School
Western New England
William & Mary