Open Access Week

October 25 -31, 2021 | Everywhere

This week we celebrate Open Access Week, a global event entering its fourteenth year already! Open Access Week 2021 will be held from 25 – 31 October, with the official theme “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.”

Open Access week offers a valuable opportunity for scholars and the research community to engage with each other, discuss, share, and promote the potential benefits of open access publishing. Open Access research is free to read, copy, reuse and distribute. Studies have shown that open access content attracts more attention than non-open access content. Benefits of open access publishing include:

  • Increased volume and spread of citations
  • Greater public engagement
  • Increased interdisciplinary conversation
  • Wider collaboration
  • Larger & faster impact
  • Compliance with open access mandates

AOSIS provides open access publishing services for scholarly journals. Our journals adhere to international standards, quality peer reviews, and publication ethics, while our indexing services boost our journals’ global reach. The AOSIS journals catalogue boasts a total of 45 scholarly titles across various disciplines. Our extensive knowledge, experience, and track record enable us to work with leading tertiary educational institutions and bring you cutting-edge research findings.

To date, we have published more than 70 scholarly research books stemming from African scholars or those providing an African viewpoint across various academic disciplines. All our books are peer reviewed, conform to the Department of Higher Education and Training’s accreditation requirements for subsidy, and are listed in leading international indexing services. All our books are primarily published in open access with a print-on-demand option.

Make sure to visit our website at aosis.co.za and discover how we unlock African knowledge to the world.

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