Open Access Week

October 25 -31, 2021 | Everywhere

OA Week Events

* Planning an OAW event? Post your event details to the OA Week section of the Open Access Directory.

* Looking for OAW events to attend? Browse the same section of the OAD, which is organized by region.
* Want to see what people did last year for ideas for this year? Check out last year's archive.


Blog Posts

Opening Knowledge and Building Structural Equity: This Week & Beyond

This year’s International Open Access Week theme “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity” highlights the individual and collective action required in our approach, decisions, actions, and investments in knowledge sharing to ensure that equity is foundational. Pursuing structural equity requires global conversations and collaboration to understand the different needs that different communities have in knowledge sharing systems and design…


Posted by Lese Fandel on October 25, 2021 at 3:30pm

2021 Open Access Week Theme to be “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity”

The 2021 Open Access Week Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s International Open Access Week, to be held October 25-31, will be “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.”



Posted by Lese Fandel on August 12, 2021 at 12:30pm

Thème de la Semaine de l’open access 2021: "L’importance de notre façon d’ouvrir la connaissance: construisons l'équité structurelle"

Le Comité consultatif de la Semaine de l’open access 2021 a le plaisir d’annoncer que le thème de la Semaine internationale de l’open access de cette année, qui se tiendra du 25 au 31 octobre, est "L’importance de notre façon d’ouvrir la connaissance: construisons l'équité structurelle".…


Posted by Lese Fandel on August 12, 2021 at 12:35pm

2021年オープンアクセス・ウィークのテーマは「いかに知識をオープンにするか 構造的公平性の構築を目指して

2021年オープンアクセス・ウィーク諮問委員会は、10月25日~31日に開催される今年の国際オープンアクセス・ウィークのテーマを 「いかに知識をオープンにするか 構造的公平性の構築を目指して」と決定しました。…


Posted by Lese Fandel on August 12, 2021 at 12:34pm

Тема Недели открытого доступа 2021 года “Это имеет значение как мы получаем наши знания: Построение Структурной Справедливости”

Консультативный комитет "Недели открытого доступа 2021" года с удовольствием уведомляет что темой этой международной недели, которая состоится 25-31 октября этого года, будет “Это имеет значение как мы получаем наши знания: Построение Структурной Справедливости”.…


Posted by Lese Fandel on August 12, 2021 at 12:26pm

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Conferencia Internacional BIREDIAL-ISTEC at am

October 27, 2021 at 8am to October 29, 2021 at 12pm
En su 10 aniversario, la X Conferencia Internacional BIREDIAL-ISTEC se realizará en modalidad virtual desde el Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE), durante la Semana de Acceso Abierto, del 25 al 29 de octubre de 2021.See More
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Open Access Somalia (Somaville University)

Open Access Somalia All somalia Scholars woul like to participate open access week with different activities and join an eventSee More
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CloudSource Open Access

CloudSource OA makes it easy for your library to take advantage of the growing body of Open Access content available today. Get access to a comprehensive collection of vetted, quality OA articles, journals, eBooks, OER and more delivered seamlessly and intuitively to your end users. More
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Webinar "The Open Access on Web of Science and Scopus" | 26th October | Iscte (Portugal) at Portugal

October 26, 2021 from 2pm to 3pm
In the 2021 OA Week Iscte Library organises three webinars for the scientific and academic communities.The first Webinar takes place on the 26th October and is entitled "The Open Access on Web of Science and Scopus". The session will be conducted in Portuguese. Register here.See More
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Open Access Week 2021: QA on Copyright, Creative Commons, Open Access, OER and …

Why do we need open access? How can we use it? Is it better for the sciences or the humanities? What is the relation between Copyright and Creative Commons?Open Business Talk, School of Business, Bangladesh Open University, and The Librarian Times are going to jointly arrange a Q & A session to celebrate Open Access 2021. This year’s theme intentionally aligns with the recently released UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, of which Open Access is a crucial component. Circulated in draft…See More
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Alejandro Uribe Tirado posted a blog post

Semana Internacional del Acceso Abierto (Ciencia Abierta) / Universidad de Antioquia 2021, Medellín-Colombia

Estos espacios tienen como propósito reforzar los conceptos básicos sobre ciencia abierta, así como presentar las tendencias y perspectivas de este tema para los miembros de la comunidad universitaria. Publicaciones espurias y revistas depredadoras: los retos de la legitimidad del acceso abiertoEn el proceso de validación y certificación del conocimiento científico, emergen las diferentes casas editoriales  que dominan la industria de la publicación científica. El modelo de negocio de las…See More
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Cómo abrimos el conocimiento, ¡importa! at Mexico

October 26, 2021 from 7pm to 8pm
Charla sobre open access y educaciónSee More
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University of Zululand Open Access 2021 Virtual Seminar at South Africa

October 27, 2021 from 9am to 11am
The University of Zululand Library invites the University Community to attend a Virtual Open Access Seminar on Wednesday 27 October 2021 @ 9am.The Open Access Week is a global annual scholarly communication event, celebrated by institutions, academics, researchers and all those who advocate for free and immediate online access to scholarly research. As our academic and…See More
Omo Oaiya is attending APSOHA's event

Building Strong Policies towards an Enabling Open Access Environment at Cameroon

October 27, 2021 all day
For the International Open Access Week 2021, the “École Supérieure des Sciences et Techniques de l’information et de la Communication” (ESSTIC) is organizing a workshop on: Building Strong Policies towards an Enabling Open Access Environment. The workshop will focus on the ESSTIC OA Institutional Policy, built from the Libsense model.Registration To attend the event, please register here:  …See More
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Dalila Frasson is attending Mohamed Baessa's event

Discussion on How to choose where to publish at 1

October 27, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm
The library organizes several "Lunch & Learn" sessions during the OA week. In this session, Prof. Deanna Lacoste (KAUST faculty) will introduce the session topic "How to choose where to publish" to KAUST research community for discussion.See More
Torsten Kahlert is attending Kim Treanor Feinstein's event

Open Access Today and Tomorrow at United States of America

October 26, 2021 from 7:30am to 1:30pm
Open Access Today and Tomorrow, on October 26th, will bring together researchers, funders, institutions, librarians, publishers and open access advocates in a day-long virtual conference. Participants will learn about the latest developments in open access publishing from speakers at every stage in the academic publishing community.See More
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