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

Latest Activity

Vera Maria da Silva Batalha posted a blog post

2021 Open Access Week celebration at Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal)

In Portugal, the University Institute of Lisbon (Iscte) celebrates the 2021 International Open Access Week by promoting several initiatives to disseminate information on Open Access and Open Publishing within the University's scientific and academic communities.These initiatives are promoted by…See More
Nov 10
East West University Library posted a blog post

Congratulations to the winners of the Open Access Week 2021's Escape Room Challenge!

East West University Library has celebrated International Open Access Week from 25 October to 31 October 2021 following the theme "It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity". There were various events, including promoting the essential benefits of using "Open Educational Resources" through EWU library social media tools and an "Escape Room…See More
Nov 10
Université Gustave Eiffel - IST posted an event

Open Access Week à l’Université Gustave Eiffel at France

November 15, 2021 to November 19, 2021
A l’occasion de l’Open Access Week, l’Université Gustave Eiffel propose :Un parcours de 9 posters avec trois thèmes à explorer :Je découvre : Qu’est-ce que c’est ? Pourquoi ? Pour qui ? ...Je publie : Quelles sont les versions d’un article ? Quelles sont les politiques des financeurs ?Je recherche : Des outils (moteurs et extensions de navigateurs) pour trouver rapidement les documents en libre accès.Des rencontres-échanges sur le sujet avec les documentalistes.Deux quizz sur le sujet :…See More
Nov 8
James MacGregor posted blog posts
Nov 1
Massimo Menichinelli posted an event

Open Access, Open Science, RRI, Horizon Europe projects at Spain

October 28, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm
Publishing scientific articles and other publications as Open Access has become an established practice so much that it is now even a requirement for peer-reviewed publications in Horizon Europe projects. There are still however many doubts and questions about how to adopt the Open Access approach in the most useful and strategic way for each researcher. This session by Massimo Menichinelli (Research Fellow at RMIT University…See More
Oct 29
James MacGregor posted a blog post

Building structural equity through multilingualism

In this post we thought we would discuss how the Public Knowledge Project builds structural equity through multilingualism - specifically, by providing the opportunity and means to translate our software, and to ensure that translations are made available to the community worldwide.Software interfaces translated to various languages have to be designed with special care.PKP’s OJS software is a uniquely multilingual publishing tool available in over…See More
Oct 29
Iryna Kuchma updated an event

It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity at Africa

October 28, 2021 from 12pm to 1:30pm
LIBSENSE Open Access Week panelOctober 28 at 12:00 - 13:30 UTCRecording: - 12:05: Introduction to LIBSENSE - Omo Oaiya, WACREN12:05 - 12:15: South-South collaborations on Open Science - Raed Al-Zoubi, ASREN, and Lautaro Matas, LA Referencia12:15 - 12:25: Open Access developments in Côte d'Ivoire - Cécile Coulibaly, Université Virtuelle de Côte d'Ivoire and Consortium des…See More
Oct 29
Silvia Bello posted a blog post

Sistema Bibliotecario di Ateneo dell'Università del Piemonte Orientale (Italy) - Open Access Week Webinar - 28 Oct. 2021

Building knowledge equity: the opportunities of open research dataThe webinar will be held online on 28 October 2021 from 9.30 to 12.00 (CEST), on the occasion of the International Open access week 2021.Link to the streaming: seminar will be held in Italian, except for the speech of the second speaker.More info …See More
Oct 28
BIREDIAL-ISTEC posted an event

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
Oct 27
Mohamed Gedi Sheikhow posted a group

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
Oct 27
Jacqueline A. Prentice posted a blog post

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
Oct 27
Vera Maria da Silva Batalha updated an event

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
Oct 27
Vera Maria da Silva Batalha posted events
Oct 27
Maria Vanesa Doria posted blog posts
Oct 27



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