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

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 "Preprint and Open Access" on October 30

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 entitled "Preprint and Open Access" will be held on 30 October, hosted by SPARC Japan, in keeping with this year’s Open Access Week theme of “Open in order to…”. We will review the role and management of the preprint servers in these 30 years and discuss how to contribute to the advancement of scientific research and the issues concerning the importance of the commercial publication, sustainable models of the publication and the quality…


Posted by SPARC Japan on October 17, 2017 at 8:27pm

Theme of 2017 International Open Access Week to be “Open in order to…”

In conjunction with this year’s Open Access Week Advisory Committee, SPARC today announces the theme for this year’s 10th International Open Access Week, to be held October 23-29, will be “Open in order to…”.

This year’s theme is an invitation to answer the question of what…


Posted by Nick Shockey on April 24, 2017 at 11:30am

From Nairobi to the World: Open Access Week 2016

Training-the-Trainers of Open Access

The Open Access landscape is changing. As advocates, we ought to be up-to-date with these changes. This is about the Train-the-Trainer platform adopted for Nairobi’s Open Access Week 2016. Inspired by this year’s Open Access Week theme, Open in Action, I thought of a platform where researchers, librarians, students and others who have committed to working in Open could share their experiences on…


Posted by Lilian Juma on February 20, 2017 at 6:00am

Take Action with the new Open Access Button

What better way to take action during Open Access Week than by starting a request for an article or dataset you need? The Open Access Button is here to help!

The Open Access Button has released a new Button for Open Access Week - a simpler, more effective way to get find and request research with the press of a button.

Find and request articles and…


Posted by Chealsye Bowley on October 28, 2016 at 8:31am

Introducing oaDOI: resolve a DOI straight to OA

Most papers that are free-to-read are available thanks to “green OA” copies posted in institutional or subject repositories.  The fact these copies are available for free is fantastic because anyone can read the research, but it does present a major challenge: given the DOI of a paper, how can we find the open version, given there are so many different…


Posted by The Impactstory team on October 28, 2016 at 7:30am

Prioritizing Open Science in the Next Administration

During the last eight years, the Obama Administration has embodied this year’s theme of “Open in Action.” The president and his team came into office with a strong public commitment to open government, and have demonstrated a commitment to open science as part of that agenda. As we approach the 2016 presidential election, the Center for Open Data Enterprise, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, is working to ensure that open science…


Posted by Katherine Garcia on October 27, 2016 at 10:00am

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Open Access Week in Academic Scientific Library of The National University of Ostroh Academy at Ukraine

October 23, 2017 to October 26, 2017
Within the framework of the International Open Access Week, which this year is held under the slogan "Open in Order to ...", the Academic Scientific Library of the National University of Ostroh Academy organizes a series of workshops aimed at gaining knowledge, skills and abilities with the systems. This will help, using the philosophy of open access, improve access to researches and their results, find colleagues with a common scientific interest, make research and assess students' knowledge…See More
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Sarah Wipperman posted an event

Open Access in Order to Make a Midnight Movie at Select a Country

October 23, 2017 at 6pm to October 27, 2017 at 7pm
This episode was recorded live on October 19, 2017, and is being released just in time for Open Access Week! All episodes of Political Theater are available for streaming or download on iTunes, from the Political Theater page, under the "podcasts" tab at Front Row Central, or from the podcast catcher of your…See More
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Dejan Pajić posted an event

Open Access Week at University of Novi Sad at Serbia

October 24, 2017 all day
The University of Novi Sad will participate in the International Open Access Week and take action to promote Open Access as the potential to increase the visibility and use of published research.The activities and goals of the ERASMUS+ projects BE-OPEN and Re@WBC will be presented on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. See More
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Open Access: What Do The Numbers Tell Us?

To promote scientific research, it is important that exchange of information and ideas is encouraged at all levels. Since the 1970s, the open access (OA) movement has supported and attempted to develop publishing models that would enable easy…
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Free Access to scholarly journal with minimal charges
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Acceso Abierto en la UAEM at Mexico

October 27, 2017 from 10pm to 11pm
Conferencia  "Acceso Abierto en la UAEM"See More
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Redalyc posted an event

Redalyc 15 años. Fin de un ciclo, inicio de otro. at Mexico

October 25, 2017 from 11am to 1pm
Redalyc cumple 15 años y ha cumplido cabalmente con su objetivo inicial: dar visibilidad y posicionamiento a la producción científica de la región fortaleciendo los procesos editoriales de nuestras revistas de #AccesoAbierto, impulsando una comunicación científica libre, abierta, colaborativa, sin costo, no comercial y sustentable. Sesión online: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2190214354037606915See More
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"Open access – open opportunities" at Ukraine

October 23, 2017 from 2pm to 3pm
The Scientific Library of the Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding, the oldest Ukrainian mining educational institution participates in the International Open Access Week 2017.The Scientific Library of the Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding organizes series of events to inform the academic and research community about the benefits of Open Access and support Open Access in Ukraine.This event will enhance awareness of open access.See More
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