Policy on Access to Research Publications

The Ontario Mental Health Foundation, as a special operating agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, adheres to the following:

“It is a condition of ministry grant funding that the Ontario Mental Health Foundation and its researchers funded under this grant, consent to the Ministry’s use and release of information about them and their research in connection with this agreement, in ministry forums and publications.”

Access to Publications of Award Recipients

  • Grant and fellowship recipients are required to make every effort to ensure that their peer-reviewed publications are freely accessible through the Publisher’s website (Option #1) or an online repository as soon as possible and, at the latest, within six months of publication (Option #2).
  • Under the second option, grant and fellowship recipients must archive the final peer-reviewed full-text manuscripts immediately upon publication in a digital archive, such as PubMed Central or the recipient's institutional repository. Publications must be freely accessible within six months of publication in accordance with publisher policies.
  • Electronic versions of peer-reviewed publications must be submitted to the OMHF as soon as they are available.
  • Grant and fellowship recipients may also wish to submit their manuscripts to a journal that provides immediate open access to published articles (if a suitable journal exists). The OMHF considers the cost of publishing in open access journals to be an eligible expense.
  • Book chapters, reports, monographs, editorials or conference proceedings arising from OMHF-funded research are not currently covered under this policy.