Concordia University's landmark Senate Resolution on Open Access was
approved on April 16, 2010. One of its clauses requires all faculty
members to deposit in Spectrum an electronic copy of any scholarly
article accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal:
"This requirement is not binding in cases where publishers, co-authors or other rights holders disallow such a deposit. Faculty members may also, without prejudice, opt out of the requirement by notifying the University Librarian in writing that their work has appeared, or will appear in another Open Access format; or by citing other factors that currently discourage them from depositing their work in an Open Access repository."