Tools

McMaster University Open Access Interactive Tool: An interactive tool to help researchers comply with Canada's new Tri-Agency Policy on Open Access. 

Open Access Button: The Open Access Button is a grassroots initiative that provides an easy way to support OA in your everyday work. Just add the button to your browser and click when you encounter a paywall. OA Button will search for open access versions of the paywalled article. If none are found, OA Button emails the authors to ask them to make a copy available.

Directory of Open Access Journals: Not sure if a journal is open access? Check the DOAJ, an online directly cataloguing open access journals.

COAPI: Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions

Overleaf: a tool for writing and collaborating research papers

Open Library of Humanities: gold open access, peer-reviewed, not-for-profit academic platform for publications in the humanities

SHERPA/RoMEO: useful database of publishers' policies on copyright and self-archiving

arXiv: Cornell University Library e-print archive 

GitLab.org: collaborative code-writing tool

Dataverse Network Project: archival repository software that promotes data sharing, persistent data citation, and reproducible research

Dryad: digital data repository 

FigShare: research output repository  

PeerJ: open access mega-journal

Impactstory: a modern day scientific CV for describing your impact in the research community (citations, tweets, shares) 

Altmetric: measures # of online mentions of a scholarly paper in attention from newspapers, blogs, social media, and more.

 


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