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

What's your #OAscore?

We’re all obsessed with self-measurement. 

We measure how much we’re Liked online. We measure how many steps we take in a day. And as academics, we measure our success using publication counts, h-indices, and even Impact Factors.

But we’re missing something.

As academics, our fundamental job…


Posted by The Impactstory team on October 24, 2016 at 9:00am

Commit to Putting Open in Action this Open Access Week!

This year’s theme of “Open in Action” is all about taking concrete steps to open up research and scholarship and encouraging others to do the same.

We’ve created an Open Access Week action portal where you can indicate which key steps you’ll take to support Open Access this October and…


Posted by Nick Shockey on October 12, 2016 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Theme of 2016 International Open Access Week to be “Open in Action”

In conjunction with this year’s Open Access Week Advisory Committee, SPARC today announces the theme for this year’s 9th International Open Access Week, to be held October 24-30, will be “Open in Action.”…


Posted by Nick Shockey on May 12, 2016 at 9:45am

Open Access Week: A View from Nepal

OA advocates like me have been waiting for this significant and riveting time of the year. The highlight of this year is definitely the International Open Access Week; a focal week, when the global community unites to celebrate the achievements of openness, organize different events around the world in collaboration with one another, plan for the future and eulogize…


Posted by Roshan Karn on October 22, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Why do I support Open Access

It was in mid September last year that I heard something about Open Access when I attended an academic event .The man said what Open Access means and said that will get more information about it well when we attend the Medical student’s conference later that year.

 The medical student’s conference was very interactive and among the pre-conference workshops that were present, Open Access workshop was among them and I really didn’t waste any minute and signed up for it.

That was…


Posted by Benson Bryceson Mringo on October 19, 2015 at 4:32pm

Opening up access to research and information isn't a luxury – it's a necessity

Children struggle to learn when they don’t have science labs and libraries. Learning becomes difficult in classrooms that are falling apart, or where children are expected to sit on the floor because they have neither desks nor chairs.…


Posted by Ina Smith on October 20, 2015 at 6:30am

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Open Access Week 2016: A Drumbeat for ‘Open In Action’

Today kicks off Open Access Week 2016. Open Access Week is an annual week-long event that highlights the importance of sharing scientific and scholarly research and data. Its goal is to educate people on the benefits of open publishing, advocate for changes to policy and practice,…See More
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Library Technology Launchpad Post on Open Access Week 2016

I posted a short article on my Library Technology Launchpad website with some ways to participate in Open Access Week 2016.See http://libtechlaunchpad.com/2016/10/24/open-access-week-2016.Follow Library Technology Launchpad on Twitter @LTLaunchpad.See More
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Open Acces/Open Science in Action

I think this week is the perfect moment to remind the video presenting the Open Science Conference under the NL presidence in April 2016, so everybody can ask him/herself: And you, what are you going to do?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9a3Ap3yyak&feature=youtu.be ;Open Science/Access in Action!!See More
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Launching the RI at UFSCar - Brazil

To coincide with the International Open Access Week 2016, the Universidade Federal de São Carlos, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, will be launching its open access institutional repository at 10am on the 25th of October. We especially chose this date so that we can really be a part of this wonderfully motivating week for worldwide open access! Best wishe! / Abraços!See More
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Open Access Week Croatia at Croatia

October 25, 2016 to October 28, 2016
Open Access Week in Croatia starts with the PUBMET2016 Conference on Scholarly Publishing in the Context of Open Science held in Zadar, 20 and 21 October 2016, and continues with many activities at Ruđer Bošković Institute: workshops, webinars and presentations.University of Zadar, Croatia20th and 21st October 2016PUBMET2016 Conterence on Scholarly Publishing in the Context of Open Science, Zadar, Croatia, 20th and 21st October 2016Ruđer Bošković Institute,…See More
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University of Calabar 2016 Open day celebration at Nigeria

October 27, 2016 from 9am to 12pm
This is the first time University of Calabar,Cross River state Nigeria is joining the World to celebrate the open access week. It is going to be a wonderful day where all participants be exposed to Open access journals ,Questions and Answers ,Open access on data among others.Venue: University of Calabar International Center,University of Calabar.Date: 27/10/2016Time:9 AM - 12 PM.See More
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